Should I have been a gadget reviewer?

Sometimes I wonder.

As most of you know, I’m a huge fan of gadgets. I own them, hack them, upgrade them, and most importantly, I follow them (release dates, future products etc..)
There’s nothing I hate more than when journalists complete screw up an article because they don’t know what they’re talking about.
Case and point.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/19/android-galore-a-complete-list-of-the-android-phones-and-their-specs-droid-best/comment-page-2/#comments

Oh how frustrating. The guy, a Tech Crunch journalist, who clearly is not qualified to talk about anything with a circuit explains all the different Android phones.
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#272727;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">Can you spot his mistake(s)</span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#272727;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">He doesn&#8217;t seem to know the difference between RAM and ROM. A huge oversight for anyone talking about gadgets, computers, or anything that runs a non-trivial OS.</span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#272727;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">The basic difference: </span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#272727;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">ROM is like a computers Hard Drive. It stores all your documents, contacts, applications, AND, most importantly, your system&#8217;s Operating System.</span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#272727;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">Ram, however, is where running applications are stored. </span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);  "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">This clears when you lose power or shut down the system. The classic comparison compares ROM to a filing cabinet, and RAM to a desk (today&#8217;s temporary workspace, compared to all permanent documents)</span></span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#333333;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';"><br /></span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#333333;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">Anyway, the importance is huge, and Tech Crunch doesn&#8217;t seem to know the difference.</span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#333333;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">For those of you who care to know, (I also commented this on the author&#8217;s website, so we&#8217;ll see if he updates it)</span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#333333;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">the T-Mobile G1 has 192MB of RAM, and 256MB of ROM. (He generically only lists &#8216;Internal Memory&#8217; as 256MB. I hate this explanation as it is ambiguous). So, in the case of his specs for the T-Mobile G1 he lists 256MB (which must imply the ROM. BUT, he then lists the HTC Hero, and only lists 288MB. But this is the RAM.</span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#333333;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">So not only is the article ambiguous, but it is also wrong, and confusing (rather than teach the reader about Android phones, thus fulfilling its purpose, it does the exact opposite).</span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#333333;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';"><br /></span></span></span></span>
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  <span class="Apple-style-span"  style="color:#333333;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style=" line-height: 19px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span"  style="font-family:'times new roman';">Sometimes I think gadget reviewers should be forced to have a double major in journalist AND engineering&#8230;..</span></span></span></span>
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