PSN posted a story earlier today noting that CNET has posted a poll about Poll: Which is better, Aperture or Lightroom?
Well, so far the poll results as of 5:45PM Central have Apple’s Aperture out ahead by a whopping 63.4% to Lightroom’s 36.6%. Could it be that people are really that more impressed with Aperture than Lightroom?
I suppose it could be…but since this is the season of politics and polls, I though I would look into this a little bit.
While the poll story had been placed at the top of the CNET Top Technology news headlines banner on and off during the day, it seems that Apple’s www.apple.com/startpage/ has had the story about the poll up ALL day.
So, am I saying that Apple has intentionally skewed the results of the poll by placing this poll story on their startpage? Not at all.
But it does make one wonder if the current poll results are really an accurate representation of general CNET viewers or the opinions of a lot of Mac users who found out about the story directly from Apple’s startpage. Could it be that Apple users, who we all know are, shall we say, passionate, may have been inclined to vote along party lines? Since Aperture is not available for Windows (and Lightroom is), could it be that only Apple users would really have an informed opinion?
As a resident of Chicago (you do know that our nickname; “The Windy City” refers to Chicago politics, not our weather, right), I’m pretty sure that “Polls” are really only a representation of the views of those polled and who those people may be can always be “adjusted” by outside factors. Just ask Hillary and the recent Wisconsin polls that showed her much closer to Obama than the election results showed.
So, in the old Chicago political tradition, maybe Lightroom users need to vote early, and vote often!