House of Cards, Gruber Edition

I just read the most interesting post I’ve read all year. It was two sentences long. Allow me to share it with you:

It looks like Motorola’s designers tried to draw as much attention as they could to the 360’s stupid flat-tire display shape.

The only way this could get funnier would be if it doesn’t even ship until after Apple announces their wrist wearable thing next month.

John Gruber, Daring Fireball, 8th August 2014

Now most people think this is interesting because it reveals ‘secretly’ or ‘accidentally’ that Apple’s wearable is coming next month. That’s not the interesting part at all, it’s stated blatantly and purposefully in the post. And that kids, is the interesting part. Ponder that last sentence for a few minutes, if you will. Consider how and why it got posted to Daring Fireball.