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Here in the Linux community, debating the relative merits of various distributions is a common pastime. So when it was proclaimed in an article recently that "Debian is the most influential Linux distribution ever," it was a rare geek who didn't sit up and take notice. Sure enough, that's just what Datamation's Bruce Byfield asserted in a recent article, adding that "not everyone uses Debian, but, both alone and second hand through Ubuntu, it is the source of more derivative distributions than any other." Linuxy tongues have been wagging ever since.
is there a word for articles that just slightly rehash other sources? that contain no research or analysis? it's not journalism - maybe blogremixing? message-mashup? chat-succotash? chat-suey? comment-vomit?
Its called a roundtable and is NOT a "rehash" as you put it, as Ms Noyes contacts us "regulars" and asks our opinions on the topic of the day which we give our thoughts to her on the subject exclusively, so I don't see how it could be a "rehash" of anything.
I know that Tom Hudson and I are both old /.ers from way back,she the diehard Linux girl and me the "token Windows guy" and I'm sure Ms Noyes has found similar voices like Pogson (which BTW is a loonie. He STILL refuse to say MSFT like they are Voldemor or something) and brings us all together on a single topic to give everyone a chance to express their (often radically opposed)views, which can actually get pretty heated as many of us do monitor Ms Noyes articles and are happy to chime in to clarify or argue a point.
So I'd say it is anything BUT a rehash when you have several people coming together weekly to discuss the news of the day with regard to tech. it kinda reminds me of the old round table we used to have at the state capital over lunch back when I worked corporate there, where the tech guys would get together to argue the plus/minus of various tech.