Siegler vs Topolsky: “Horseshit”
Wow. Josh Topolsky is mad. And that by itself is fine — he’s clearly passionate about technology, which is great. What’s not fine is the fact that he’s way off-base in his rant. So far off-base that I need to respond.
First and foremost, Topolsky has decided to turn my thoughts on the Galaxy Nexus into full on class warfare between Android and iOS. That is, he twists my comparison of attention to detail into an argument about rich vs. poor people.
I mean, he actually tries to do this.
One little problem.
The Galaxy Nexus starts at $299. The iPhone 4S starts at $199. (Both with contracts, obviously.) In other words, by Topolsky’s own standards, the Galaxy Nexus is the premium product. It’s the one rich people will buy. It’s the one the 1% should buy.
I just made the popcorn. Though this makes me worry about the verge… I like their website. Topolsky decided to jump on the stupid bandwagon for a trip to retardville or maybe he’s taking advantage of fanboys for ad impressions. Either way, it’s not good for the site.