Harry Marks gathered together some of the "update" statements made by several tech blogs yesterday, after they were fooled into publishing information on a false press release:
"Notice anything about those update statements? Actually, let me rephrase that - notice anything missing from those update statements? Maybe, I don't know, an apology? A promise to verify a story before reporting on every press release that crosses their desks? I'd even settle for a declarative, "We were wrong," in big letters at the top of each post."
The race to say "FIRST!" is an ugly one.