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What is up with websites and "exclusives"?

Postby Ian on Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:29 pm

It amazes me how many websites claim to have "exclusives". Do they even know what an exclusive is? Let's look the word up in the dictionary.

ex·clu·sive
n.
A news item initially released to only one publication or broadcaster.


So by definition, it would be an exclusive if they were the only one to review a product or technology. It is not an exclusive if a) someone else has already done it or b) they're just first of many people to do it.

I think I'm going to be sending a few people dictionaries for Christmas next year. :D
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Re: What is up with websites and "exclusives"?

Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:08 pm

Ian wrote:It amazes me how many websites claim to have "exclusives". Do they even know what an exclusive is? Let's look the word up in the dictionary.

ex·clu·sive
n.
A news item initially released to only one publication or broadcaster.


So by definition, it would be an exclusive if they were the only one to review a product or technology. It is not an exclusive if a) someone else has already done it or b) they're just first of many people to do it.

I think I'm going to be sending a few people dictionaries for Christmas next year. :D


But shipping to Europe is so expensive! :wink:
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