For a while now, I've been wanting to write a blog entry about how the I.T. 'security experts' seem to get so much information incorrect, and seem to empower themselves by spreading F.U.D. (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt).
Much of this I only began to notice during the "ikee" (the iPhone virus) days, but I'm noticing the same thing day in and day out now, as it is seeming to to become commonplace.
It's rather annoying, to see these 'experts' post information that is unverified, and clearly in error.
I understand that generalised media gets the information wrong quite often, but I would expect I.T. security websites to have a little more knowledge in I.T. Security.
Back to the title - Boy Genius shot down - I just typed 'Android' into Google, to find a blog post by Boy Genius in the news section, titled "Google Android Personal Thoughts".
After clicking through, I read an article that was written by "Boy Genius", which was probably the biggest pile of crap I've ever read.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a self confessed Android "fan-boi", and I've read many biased articles about Android, iPhone, and even Palm's webOS, but I've never heard an "Android" article that was so pro-iPhone since the very existance of Android.
But what I find very rather amusing, is the amount of frequent Boy Genius Report readers that have quickly shot him down for his blog post, with quite a few of them informing him in the public comments section that they will no longer be visiting Boy Genius Report because of this article.
Reading further into a previous article he's written about Android, I've concluded he's unable to tell the difference between an operating system, and third-party software. Somehow, he has concluded that applications such as Facebook are a part of Android ("Built in").
It's just very disappointing to see so many respected companies and blogs, that are posting information that will lead them to become disreputable.
A quick Google tells me that I'm not the only person Boy Genius has annoyed, a forum post titled another web loon bashes google android [androidforums.com] is a coincidentally about the same Boy Genius article mentioned above.
Now you'd hope this was a once off, but a previous Boy Genius article about the Palm Pre launch has sparked another blog post titled Boy Genius not so smart [insidesprintnow.wordpress.com]