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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Apple Remote confusion

Earlier today, Peter Rojas of Engadget wrote:
Yeah, not as big as a new video iPod, but Stevie did announce the new Bluetooth-enabled Apple Remote, as well as Front Row, a new Mac user interface for navigating your media collection (music, photos, videos, and DVDs) from a distance (like from yr couch).
The entry now reads:
Yeah, not as big as a new video iPod, but Stevie did announce the new Apple Remote, as well as Front Row, a new Mac user interface for navigating your media collection (music, photos, videos, and DVDs) from a distance (like from yer couch, you lazy bastard).
Where did the "Bluetooth-enabled" go? Answer: All over the blogosphere. While it's good of Engadget to correct articles once in a while, they need to be a bit more upfront about doing it.

(NB I have no information about whether or not the remote does support Bluetooth or not, but common sense and the laws of cost-reduction point to "no")

7 Comments:

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Peter Rojas said...

How much more upfront can we get than to correct an error as soon as we find one?

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger Editor said...

A lot of people read that article before it was corrected. Silently changing it only helps the people who read it afterwards.

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger Peter Rojas said...

And your point is? The New York Times makes a mistake and doesn't correct it until the next day (at the earliest). Our mistake was up for no more than 15 minutes.

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger don said...

The point:

You owe it to your readers to say -

Correction: We came too soon with the bluetooth pr0n. Didn't mean to front like that, peeps.

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger don said...

The point:

You owe it to your readers to say -

Correction: We came too soon with the bluetooth pr0n. Didn't mean to front like that, peeps.

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger yo0m said...

DUDE, get a fuckin life. Damn you're such a loser.

 
At 1:58 AM, Blogger ki_cz said...

hahaha, stupid engadget, I don't know how these idiots get to go to all of these conferences.

 

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