Some Important Updates

Last month a veritable shit storm hit Twitter and many blogs, with the seemingly unwarranted attack on an anonymous blogger going by the name “Samantha Bielefeld”. This week I have been given a lot more information about this person and it makes me angry. Very angry.

While I still believe gendered, and personal, attacks on anybody for their opinions is fully unwarranted, it has become increasingly clear to me I have misplaced my trust in this person. That misplaced trust was something this person appears to have been depending on and I regret this very much.


Further, I apologize to you my readers for abusing the trust you have placed in me. And I apologize and thank those who tried to warn me early on, and who I disregarded.


I have a long standing policy of not deleting posts, and this situation makes me wish that was not true, but I have gone back and edited all posts related to this matter to reflect the current situation.

I hope to write more on this in time, but that time is not right now.

To save you searching, and to keep you up to speed, the updated posts are:

Lastly, I apologize to Marco Arment for calling him out so harshly when it seems far more likely now — he knew something I did not know and was trying to walk a difficult line.

That is all for now.

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by Ben Brooks
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Last month a veritable shit storm hit Twitter and many blogs, with the seemingly unwarranted attack on an anonymous blogger going by the name “Samantha Bielefeld”. This week I have been given a lot more information about this person and it makes me angry. Very angry. While I still believe gendered, and personal, attacks on […]