Paul’s double standard?


I know that he always make a HUGE deal out of new Windows builds or Windows app updates going out without detailed changelogs. Hue and cry, whining, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments.

But Google, what about them?

F.e., Their last Youtube iPad update had this:

“Fixed what needed fixing and squished some bugs.”

How is that acceptable from the 2nd biggest company in tech? Why Paul never mentions that Google does the same thing or worse?

Comments (13)

13 responses to “Paul’s double standard?”

  1. jimchamplin

    He doesn't write about Google. :)

  2. Sprtfan

    I don't follow everything closely enough to have a valid opinion and Paul very well could be right, but when I hear him rave about new things coming to Google Photos but then refer to what Microsoft is doing to vaperware I believe in one of the podcasts, I am left with a sense of there being a double standard at times too. Either way I still enjoy listening/reading to what Paul has to say but also seek out other opinions as well.

  3. Ron Diaz

    I think it's kind of silly to compare a iPad YouTube app to a desktop operating system....

  4. Paul Thurrott

    Because I focus more on Microsoft.

    Honestly, the best experience is on iOS: You can expand and contract update explanations in place, it's really nice. But I don't mention that much either. I guess it's a triple standard.

  5. JimP

    Google is lucky to get that much coverage. I don't think Paul even covered the Creator's Update for Windows Mobile. No review, nothing.

  6. ErichK

    Paul, you never write about Xenix, it's depressing.

    • MutualCore

      In reply to ErichK:

      He does like pissing on failed products, as if he ever was part of a engineering team that succeeded or failed. He has no idea what's involved. He just throws bombs from the gallery.

  7. MutualCore

    Also skip Paul's obvious click-bait articles like the "Microsoft mobile fantasy" one. You know that the Windows Phone fanboys can never resist any articles on that.