Newsletter #434 Preview: Welcome Once Again to the Crazy World of Misconceptions

March 23rd, 2008

Perhaps it’s the Virgo in me, but I resent hearing incorrect information, and I don’t like it when I make a mistake either. Thanks to the Internet, though, I can fix errors on my sites in a jiffy. I wish others were as devoted to accuracy.

So I occasionally write a commentary that corrects common misconceptions, particularly in the Mac universe. It’s not that it really makes much of a difference, I suppose, since the folks who continue to repeat the falsehoods seem to otherwise go essentially unchallenged.

But I’m going to persevere, since even changing a few minds — even one — ought to represent progress. Maybe those alleged pundits might even try something new, which is to do a little research before they repeat the same old nonsense by rote.

For example, there was a story the other day suggesting that Apple’s cut of the iPhone software sales, which amounts to 30% out of each dollar spent on software, is excessive. Greedy Apple just wants to gouge those poor developers and keep them from making a fair profit from their work.

Story continued in this week’s Tech Night Owl Newsletter.

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