Uncle Walt gets Fireballed – iPad 2 nonsense

Walt Mossberg (who has always been mostly positive towards Apple products but has never shied away from giving the cons to such devices) gets called out by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber.

“Mossberg’s entire review is only 1,500 words; measured by the word, a full third of what he has to say about it are these “drawbacks”. By contrast, his 1,200-word review of the Motorola Xoom — a tablet nearly everyone, including Mossberg, agrees is inferior to the iPad 2 — contains one 62-word paragraph of “downsides”.

Stating the plain truth, that the iPad 2 has no serious competition as a mainstream consumer device, doesn’t make you biased. It makes you accurate.”

Well put! Advantage Gruber.

[Complete point, counter point in Gruber's "Bending Over Backwards" - link]

[Mossberg's Review "iPad 2: Thin, Not Picture Perfect" - link]

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