Rumors

Shawn Blanc on the problem with tech rumors:

Reading rumors is like shaking your Christmas present boxes and trying to guess what’s inside. Sure, there is an element of fun and mystery that comes along with trying to guess what’s inside. But if you do guess then it ruins the surprise. I much prefer surprises.

Reading about rumors can be fun, but their coverage is often excessive, sensational and overly speculative (an unfortunate side effect of a media industry built on pageviews and popularity). Nothing’s really gained by following rumors too closely, besides satisfying mostly futile personal curiosity (with the exception of the rare cases when release date rumors inform purchasing decisions).

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