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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Troll warning
Date Fri, 18 May 2012 12:44:24 GMT
On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 8:30 AM, Ross Gardler
<> wrote:
> On 18 May 2012 13:21, Fernando Cassia <> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 9:19 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>>> But 'Rob Weir Farts During Playing of LibreOffice National
>>> Anthem" will be headline news and will be retweeted 100 times.
>> You made me ROFL. Thanks for that. Have a good Friday.
> I too laughed at this.
> However, once I stopped laughing I read the
> article. I'm not sure what the problem is. It seems pretty well
> balanced to me. I'm happy to see it being retweeted a great deal. It

It tosses together sound bites of opposing views in order to give  a
heightened sense of conflict.  Add a provocative title and it is ready
to serve up to a hungry public.

A boxing match is "balanced" as well, but it is also based on conflict.

Personally I'd rather read a full-length opinion piece, thought out,
by a LO supporter than an article cobbled together from Slashdot
comments.  Other's opinions may vary.  There is certainly an eager
market for tabloid journalism, even in open source.  But where is the
open source version of The Economist?


> gives space to both the "LO" has won and the "AOO" will accelerate
> innovation arguments. It's now the job of this project to do that
> innovative work in collaboration with anyone who wants to play.
> Ross

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