In an unscientific poll asking whether a JPEG competitor is needed, almost half of the 5,621 voters said maybe, “but I’m concerned about it being a Microsoft product.”
Kudos for labelling it as “unscientific”, but this is really stretching it a bit. The poll results make it sound like 50% of the respondents are concerned about it being a Microsoft product, but the trouble is that the only three choices for the poll are:
No, JPEG works just fine.
Yes, e-mail and Web pages need smaller files.
Maybe, but I’m concerned about it being a Microsoft product.
So there was no ability to say “maybe” without also saying “but I’m concerned about it being a Microsoft product.” I think that shows some clear bias on behalf of the poll authors.
My new poll:
Is this blog the best thing you’ve ever read?
No, I want you to poke me in the eye with a sharp stick
Cast your vote below in the comments section!