Here’s a lesson for people that want to write for a living or even for a hobby — if you are going to quote somebody to make your point, make sure they actually said what you claim they do. Time Techland’s Jared Newman made the mistake of wrongly quoting Daring Fireball’s John Gruber and Macworld’s Jason Snell in a recent article and Gruber sets the record straight.
Here are a few excerpts from Gruber — you can just tell Newman got it wrong:
[Disdain] is utterly the wrong word
bear no resemblance to anything Snell or I actually wrote
Neither Snell nor I wrote anything resembling that
neither Snell nor I described the iPad
What I wrote is
And people in hell want ice water
It’s just a classic article. A must read.
Ice Water Enthusiast [Daring Fireball]