Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field Lives On:
Fortunately Apple still has shills who will carry water for them. But it seems significant to me that they're down to only Gruber and Siegler on this one. I'm sure Apple is briefing others, but so far it appears they're not going for it. Even Pogue couldn't bring himself to hold his nose and read from the script this time.
For what it's worth, there's still no word from Gruber and Siegler on how they never noticed any problems with maps when they were writing their original reviews. Siegler, for the record, wrote in his original review for TechCrunch that he'd "come away impressed" by the new maps, saying "they're not bad by any stretch of the imagination." Now it's like tearing off a Band-Aid.