An interesting read about the hesitance to criticize design in the blog world. Matt and I have talked about this issue a bit. He's more familiar with more techy/geeky (male-dominated?) types of blogs where people and products get regularly criticized by both writers and commenters. Is it a gendered thing? Are female bloggers scared to be seen as not nice?
"The last category of the uncriticized is perhaps the newest: the power of happy. I speak mostly of the bloggers, those too helpful, too tasteful, and too relentlessly positive to be critiqued. There are two versions of this: the ostensibly neutral online magazine, like Dezeen and Fast Company’s Co. Design blog, and the more personal design blog. Co. Design occasionally publishes criticism, including a recent test run of the Jawbone UP, but the overall tone is aggressively up."