There have been a number of significant websites that have covered the debate lately. MakeUseOf and Gizmodo most recently, but there have also been sightings in recent years on CNN. And that's not counting articles online that link to assorted Youtube videos, like this one from HuffPo.
Meanwhile, there have also been more of those Trek vs. Wars infographics floating around. Here is one from 2013 that may well have text lifted direct from StarDestroyer.Net. A more recent example, which at least uses an antique version of a page of mine for only the section on territory size but otherwise is a Star Wars tech inflationist mess, is here. Vince just found another one the other day, which, though not a Vs. thing specifically, also certainly lifted happily from the Star Wars tech inflationist side of the aisle. Then there is this fairly useless one that they didn't bother finishing, but which is all EU nonsense or just made up completely, I can't tell.
For some reason the pattern is:
- Infographic = Star Wars tech inflationist claptrap lifted wholesale from Saxton, Wong, et cetera
- Written Article = Somewhat more considered article with independent thought and research (often favoring my particular brand of claptrap, but still)
Is it visual-artsy people versus writers? Right-brained smelly art hippies versus left-brained smelly fanboy logicians? Emotion-evokers versus idea-communicators?
Inquiring minds want to know.
But actually, there is some semblance of an answer. Note that most of the infographics are basically just advertisements. One is for an online engineering degree site (which I find funny ... observing Wong's debating, wherein he would always happily tell you he was a mechanical engineer (and don't you forget it), had me believing those came free in every box of Cracker Jacks). The other is for some coupon website. And the useless one seems to just be a resume example.
In short, then, the ones being made for advertisement click-bait (or more accurately Facebook share-bait) are just poorly researched ... enough to get the job of making the graphic done but the time focus was spent on the art and the look.
By that logic, the written articles are where the mental action is. Seems like I've said that before, recently ...