There are three types of FUD: the first and more genuine is
(#1) the intentional spreading of falsehood, mostly to gain
some marketing advantage over a competing product. While I
despise this practice, I understand it.
Then there is (#2) FUD spread by ignorance, when the originators are so blindly enraged by their hatred for a product that they don't care about getting the facts straight.
And finally, there is a third kind, not less dangerous, which is (#3) the spreading of FUD with good intentions, when the authors believe that they have the facts straight and they want to help.
I have recently come across two examples of unintentional FUD. For different reasons, my …[Read more]