It’s been a few months since The Verge posted a video about building a $2,000 gaming machine, that was filled with misinformation and improper technique; so much so that they took down the video. Since it has been floating around the internet to the point where people have asked me what I thought about it. And without intentionally bashing them, I’ll offer constructive criticism in a somewhat professional manner.
Calling something best practice, doesn’t make it best practice
When journalists use the term “best practice” doesn’t always mean best practice. While some journalists will go through the trouble of researching or asking an expert if they already don’t know, a few will jump to conclusions and label something as best practice. This is a dangerous practice as it can mislead some people in the general public into doing something that can possibly cost them a lot of money or even harm them.Continue reading