.NET is teh suX0rz!!11! (And Ars' editorial standards are on the decline)
I love Ars Technica, but I think they're slipping. While the articles they post in the legal realm are fascinating, when they get down to writing about bits, they get the most uninformed jackasses they can find. Check out this steaming pile of crap on why .NET is a failure, and count how many times you see the term "API" (take a drink every time!).
It's an opinion piece wrapped up as fact, and one of many pieces you can find that people will buy in to the credibility where none exists (just read the comments). What's more annoying is that this is presumably setting up the author's Mac zealotry, which as a Mac fan and a .NET developer I could really do without.
I'd love to see this guy's resume to see just how much experience he's had. Heck, maybe we can lump him into one of his neat little categories of developers.
I suppose just linking to the article is some sort of validation, but my real intention is to show that this is the sort of stuff in the online tech quasi-press that is of the least value, and it's starting to permeate RSS feeds. It's basically Brit/Lindz gossip. No platform is quite perfect, but you know, there are millions of us doing really sweet things with this one, and not because of some evil monopolistic power either.