Posts like this that use underhanded techniques and shoddy math to prove a biased point aren’t helping the Mac community. In fact, they’re making it look even worse because, once found out, they are (rightfully) transformed into key evidence for clueless Apple fanaticism, which can easily harm the reputation of almost anyone with something genuinely educated and relevant to say about Apple or their products, whether it’s a good or *gasp* unpleasant statement.
Unsurprisingly, the post that TUAW is refering to is from Roughly Drafted, which can only be described as the lunatic fringe of Mac fandom. While it’s perhaps understandable that some Mac users will want to “strike back” against what they see as media bias against the platform, as TUAW puts it:
These wholly inaccurate and misleading articles need to stop if computer users are going to learn the genuine advantages (and even disadvantages) of Apple and their products. Lying to grab attention for Apple may briefly taste sweet, but helping consumers make an educated choice (no matter what the outcome) based on pure, true merit takes the cake.
Couldn’t have put it better myself.