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"When Apple unveils iPhone 4.0 software (still just a rumor) next week, we might be getting…"

“When Apple unveils iPhone 4.0 software (still just a rumor) next week, we might be getting multitasking/background running applications, multi-touch support OS-wide, UI changes, and contact and calendar sync options, according to Boy Genuis Report.”

Reading this quote might make you think I’m just railing on Mashable more. Frankly, I am.  This sentence rambles on, has too many clauses, and hinges on the fact that it’s all rumor.  It’s all wishes, dreams, and bullshit until Apple reveals whatever it is revealing, which at this point could be a flying saucer.

However, what really kills me about this post is how this isn’t really news as much as it is throwing up someone’s rumors.  It’s a bad way to blog because it shows you can’t think on your own.  You aren’t inspired by other ideas; you regurgitate them.

The one saving grace of this article is this paragraph:

For smartphone users, the feature [background apps] is killer because you can have multiple applications running at the same time and simply switch between them without having to exit out. Multitasking means instant updates from applications that are running, but not in use.

These sentences sum up why the feature is important to any bozo who happens to stumble across the article in a clear, concise, and FACTUAL manner.  It’s the moment when you realize “Oh, the author might know what she is talking about without quoting a source.”  The author sounds like an authority on the matter, rather than a high school student desperate to write a paper at 4 am.

What have we learned here?

  • It’s OK to speculate and dream, but be clear none of it is fact.
  • Blog as much original content as possible.
  • Write concisely and authoritatively so any moron can understand.
  • Spell “Genius” correctly.

Quoted from “iPhone 4.0 to Support Background-Running Apps [Rumor]

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