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An open letter to Gizmodo

2010-04-20 23:41:55.212398+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Mark VandeWettering: Shame On You: An Open Letter To Gizmodo. Many of you have heard that Gizmodo paid $5k for what's apparently a next generation iPhone prototype that was allegedly left in a bar by an Apple engineer. Mark expresses nicely some concerns about the questionable ethics of the whole affair.

[ related topics: Apple Computer Ethics iPhone ]

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-21 15:15:49.381101+00 by: mvandewettering

Perhaps many would, but not me. My beef was with the irresponsible way that Gizmodo acted in possibly exacerbating (if not actually creating) the difficulties for Gray Powell. It's one thing to try to get the scoop on upcoming releases, but it's another thing entirely to pay a bounty to a third party for property which isn't theirs to sell, possibly wrecking the career of a young engineer in the process.

I've decided to pull them from my blogroll. A meaningless gesture, I know, but a gesture.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-21 14:58:32.372407+00 by: petronius

If Gizmodo had copped data from an upcoming Microsoft release many of the same people complaining today would be nominating Giz for the presidential medal of freedom.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-21 05:40:23.489903+00 by: Dan Lyke

Got a giggle from today's Apple Geeks.