Celebrating the essence of the Mobility blog
Early this morning, a reader by the name Dan submitted a comment that included a statement that encapsulates my vision for the Mobility blog. Here is the statement in question:
Year after year, despite the popular trend of bashing phones, brands, and platforms in the mobile space, I have insisted that this blog will not join that bandwagon.
Rather, it has been my objective to see that facts and figures are presented. Fanboyism is something that I don’t tolerate among our staff, and no rabid fanboy piece gets published. I always exercise my right as head honcho here to trash any fanboy articles sent in for publication.
I am a man of strong convictions, so I run a tight ship – and have no apologies for this. This world has been moulded only by men who dare to take a firm position, and not by those who dance to the blowing of every wind.
With regards mobility, here are principles that I stand by:
- Every phone, every brand, and every mobile OS have their strengths and weaknesses. No platform is perfect.
- There is no best phone or OS out there in the blanket sense. “Best” is relative to each individual’s needs and personal preferences.
I expect our team members and writers to abide by the above guidelines in their writings and presentations. This way, we are able to present useful information for all and sundry.
That way, users of all platforms and all types of mobiles immediately feel comfortable on the Mobility blog. We have everyone covered.
Commenters are free to be as rabid as they choose, but what we publish must be factual. That is my position.
Of course, each writer, myself inclusive, has personal preferences which show through in our writings, but even those preferences must be built on facts and information, not rabid Fanboyism.
To reiterate: We review and publish information for everyone here: Symbian, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, iOS, and any others that our resources enable us to lay our hands on.
Thank you, Dan, for that precious comment, and thank you for reminding me of what makes the Mobility blog unique in a world so full of hype.
In the meantime, anybody wants to celebrate…. one leg up!