[This is part of Shawn Blanc’s blast from the past idea where you link to an old post that is still great.]

John Gruber on iPhone rumors…in 2002:

Other than Jobs himself, who confirms nothing about an Apple iPhone, Mr. Markoff’s only sources are “industry analysts”. Industry analysts know nothing about Apple, and given their record in the tech industry in the last few years, it’s a wonder anyone quotes them at all. Even the Daring Fireball could have offered better insight than these bozos.

True and still does offer better insight than those industry “bozos”. That’s not the reason I’m posting this though — this was the point when I realized that I should stop reading analysts and established ‘journalists’ and turn to my peers for their ideas and reviews.


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