indefensible: john gruber

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His enduring, long-lasting legacy: that Gruber no longer has to pay for an SMS plan.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 6 October 2011 14:18 (six years ago) Permalink

this blog is a diff color rite now

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 22:47 (six years ago) Permalink

did he go to dark gray in mourning

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink

hard to read bro

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink

really on a roll with the glib, breathtakingly thick, arrogant posts at the moment! go john!

caek, Thursday, 13 October 2011 14:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Most revealing line of his 4S review:

I asked for and received a Sprint model from Apple for testing, so that I could compare it against AT&T and Verizon.
Wasn't aware he got his stuff for free, especially when past blog posts lead you to believe he's been paying for upgrades and new phones.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I'd assume (hope) that he returned it when done?

avant-garde heterosexuals (mh), Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I love how Baig, Pogue, and Mossberg get review units before everyone else, and race to publish their reviews. Where by “love” I of course mean “hate”.
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/03/31/baig

James Mitchell, Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I’m not sure why this has erupted into such a little blog publishing world scandal. It’s certainly wrong for someone to accept one of these machines and then write about it without disclosing that it was a gift (or a review unit, or whatever you want to call it), but I don’t get why some people are so up in arms about Microsoft giving them out in the first place.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:23 (six years ago) Permalink

tbf i think 'Where by “love” I of course mean “hate”.' is a horribly formed joke about jealousy, rather than him thinking it is wrong in principle to review stuff you haven't bought.

don't get me wrong though, he's still a terrible person.

caek, Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Grubes has stated multiple times that he always returns his review units.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:25 (six years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/AmyJane/status/128319587161882624

James Mitchell, Monday, 24 October 2011 08:33 (six years ago) Permalink

haha

ice cr?m, Monday, 24 October 2011 15:34 (six years ago) Permalink

oh man

Millsner, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 03:44 (six years ago) Permalink

indefensible or not, the more he descends into (unintentional) self-parody, the more entertaining I find him

Millsner, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 03:45 (six years ago) Permalink

October 20th:

The fields aren’t new, but their usefulness for Siri is.
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/10/19/phonetic

October 24th:

Yeah, seems like a nice idea to use these fields to aid Siri, but it’s not what they’re there for.
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/10/24/siri-phonetic

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 04:47 (six years ago) Permalink

damning, just damning

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 04:51 (six years ago) Permalink

this post i feel like is top level gruber self regard http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/10/26/human-rationality

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 18:28 (six years ago) Permalink

whoa

i dont even

caek, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 18:30 (six years ago) Permalink

wait, who actually believes that humans are rational thinking machines...?

dayo, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 18:34 (six years ago) Permalink

1. economists
2. other people
3. jon gruber (himself only, not the other humans)

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 18:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Daniel Kahneman is p interesting, was just looking to see if he was on twitter before i found that gruber post

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 18:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Think this is a good thread for these guys:

http://www.marco.org/2011/10/27/double-dipping-ads-in-ipad-magazines
http://brooksreview.net/2011/10/grannell-magazines/

Enjoy your $100 per issue magazine subscriptions, everyone.

James Mitchell, Friday, 28 October 2011 15:32 (six years ago) Permalink

sheesh

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Friday, 28 October 2011 16:00 (six years ago) Permalink

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/11/09/get-to-work

lol

markers, Thursday, 10 November 2011 15:12 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah grubbie's on a roll with this flash news

sk8 bush (diamonddave85), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Nothing further to say on the matter.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 10 November 2011 17:54 (six years ago) Permalink

to be fair, they don't really use quicktime for non-video content anymore!

mh, Thursday, 10 November 2011 17:55 (six years ago) Permalink

http://vimeo.com/31926572

YAY!!!

markers, Sunday, 13 November 2011 20:35 (six years ago) Permalink

. . .

markers, Sunday, 13 November 2011 20:35 (six years ago) Permalink

YAY!!!

markers, Sunday, 13 November 2011 20:35 (six years ago) Permalink

he doesn't know what the word "disinterested" means

caek, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 19:05 (six years ago) Permalink

btw i love john siracusa

markers, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 19:16 (six years ago) Permalink

otm

caek, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 19:23 (six years ago) Permalink

people who do apple podcasts really don't know how to speak, eh

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 20:10 (six years ago) Permalink

which podcasts are you referring to yo

markers, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:24 (six years ago) Permalink

http://5by5.tv/hypercritical/42

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:48 (six years ago) Permalink

loved that episode and he totally knows how to speak tbh!!!

markers, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Congratulations to the Tories.

sk8 bush (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

markers, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:26 (six years ago) Permalink

this is the first interesting point i've seen him make in about 6 months http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/11/14/microsoft-admosphere

caek, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:42 (six years ago) Permalink

It's like Roger Ebert posting about how he's just noticed that 20th Century Fox in is competion with Warner Bros.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:51 (six years ago) Permalink

i wasn't being sarcastic, i think it's actually a good observation.

caek, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 15:12 (six years ago) Permalink

May sound funny coming from a typography-obsessive whose website has

lolll armchair typographer gruber is still my favorite

sk8 bush (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Truly funny spoof from College Humor.

caek, Friday, 18 November 2011 22:02 (six years ago) Permalink

It has been approved, it is objectively funny

ice cr?m, Friday, 18 November 2011 22:04 (six years ago) Permalink

hahaha

sk8 bush (diamonddave85), Friday, 18 November 2011 22:15 (six years ago) Permalink

the best part of his keynote video was seeing his Field Notes notebook in the back pocket of his dad jeans

sk8 bush (diamonddave85), Friday, 18 November 2011 22:17 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/siri-for-android-clones.png?w=657

Nevermind the Siri rip-off, what makes this so very Android is all that junk in the status bar in the screenshots.
Armchair typographer and closet racist Gruber sees Korean text in a screenshot and makes the mental connection that it's "junk".

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 05:38 (six years ago) Permalink


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