I agree and disagree - we should get VR moving, but there are other projects to put resources into that won't have Facebook's history of dumping on their partners.
"Myopic geeks"? I can't help thinking I've been trolled.
Anyway, I read the blog post, as the AusGamers article was slashdotted before I got there. It mentioned nothing about what Facebook can bring to the Oculus Rift other than "resources". They also talk about long-term commitment, though I guess you would have to ask Zynga on how Facebook have delivered on their commitment to a stable gaming platform previously.
Though it's plain you didn't read the blog post he wrote (he actually states specifically that VR is ideal for social, he just doesn't trust Facebook to push the platform for games development given their history of arbitrarily changing the playing field), I was using Notch as an example. Try having a browse around, and see if you can find a game developer who is genuinely excited about Facebook's involvement.
And yes, I can't spell irrelevant. That isn't relevent to my point!
You can have all the engineering genius in the world, but when you have famous programmers abandoning the platform because of it's association with Facebook, what's the point?
If a tree falls in a forest with nobody to hear it...
To be fair, Apple are very committed to branding.
How did you get modded up for this? The Guardian says nothing about anything that is mentioned in the OSnews article.
Nothing, because they're licensed?
No it's not. Only an idiot actually believes that. In order to be a real currency, you kinda have to have a lot of people use it to directly buy and sell things.
You can already buy and sell things with Bitcoin. Example: Bitlasers. So where is the line? How many items have to be sold before it becomes a currency? The logical answer would probably be "one".
This article is about google and amazon in the UK. In an attempt at link baiting, there is a single line about apple in the US in the article so they would write Apple in the headline for clicks.
And slashdot fell for it - and so did I.
Actually the summary refers to the fact that Apple do this too.
Just because it's not specifically mentioned in the linked article, doesn't mean it's not happening.
Don't use a badly designed system?
I completely agree with you. Thousands on Slashdot wouldn't, because it's Microsoft and they're hunting desperately for something to blame them for.
Which, from the article, is exactly what they're doing.
I had to single out this post for response because none of things you laughably assumed about me are true.
I'll lighten up, if you can explain to me what's funny about telling your parents that you're a drug addict and a criminal.