Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Checkbook Journalism or Theatre for the Herd

Supposedly, an Apple engineer left this on a barstool in Redwood City and Gawker paid $5,000 for it. I'm a bit skeptical that this was an unintentional leak, given Apple's penchant for secrecy. What Gizmodo {a property of Gawker} reported on the new iPhone wasn't exactly earth-shattering, but was grist for the PR rumour mills and makes for some good theatre.

image:: next generation iPhone, as reported by Gizmodo

Twitterversion:: nextgen iPhone HD leaked—intentionally? @Prof_K

Song:: Camera Obscura-'My Maudlin Career'

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