demography of Verge commentators
I am highly interested in the latest tech-trial, Apple vs Samsung, Samsung vs Apple (Smapple) because underlying this trial is a question of whether the current patent system is working in a FMCG technology environment and how the results of this trial will affect future economics in this sector i.e. risks vs rewards towards innovations in the market.
The problem is that I like reading comments, I like debate and listening to differing viewpoints and arguments, however reading the comments, only some of which (and I mean a small 'some') is of actual intellectual debate and analysis. Most of the time is it pure drivel.
Now we all know the intarwebs is the intarwebs, however I get the impression there are a lot of commentators out there so just don't get it. They really don't understand the underlying complexities and are unable to make proper analysis of the situation, separate cause form effect and structure a valid argument. I get so frustrated that I have resorted to name-called some idiots (i know, hypocrite and all that!). Is it pure fanboi-ism, is it stupidity or it is because the average reader is a 13 year old who hasn't yet been taught the value of reason?
That leads me to this post, I wondered on the backgrounds on people on this forum. The demographics of Apple users have been found to be more affluent and more intelligent that MS users according to some surveys (i can't find the info-graphic that was shown on the Verge recently); what are the demographics of people following Smapple?
Age: Early 30's
Education: BEng (Hons) Engineering and Finance, UCL and LSE, London
User: MB Pro, BB
Verdict: Apple win