Originally Posted by miceblue
I haven't posted here in a while. Are we doing Doofus December, or did something else pop up?
As far as I understand, we're doing doofus. Which means I need to come up with an avatar very soon. These 30 day months keep catching me off guard.
EDIT: Searching for "doofus" turns up quite a few pictures of Obama and Bush (not together, of course). That seems about right. At least the Internet cuts both ways.
EDIT 2: I might cycle through several different doofuses this month (I always say I'll do a revolving avatar lineup and never end up actually doing it), but for now it's good old Homer Simpson. A very recognizable doofus if ever there was one.
Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
The writer was Dan Frakes - he's been here - at least as a lurker. Go to 40:30 in this interview and he talks about head-fi:
I figured he had to at least know about us and that it was likely he had spent some time around here. Just thinking about it now, in all the PCWorld magazines I ever got with my subscription (yes, I got the dead tree version until they quit publishing it this past summer), not once did they print a story like the one I linked. Granted, it's not strictly a PC, but then, neither were so many of the other things they reviewed. They sort of paid portable audio lip service, but never in depth and never with anything I would call expertise. I just thought that was odd because over the duration of my subscription (mid-2007 through mid-2013) the focus of the publication shifted increasingly away from the techie bent (such as it was in 2007--it was already pretty lightweight by then) and more toward the mainstream. This kind of article would have fit right in with that shift.
I miss the print run. I haven't yet found a suitable replacement for bathroom reading.
Edited by Argyris - 11/30/13 at 11:02pm