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Oh The Fucking Irony

Earlier today I linked to a post by Anthony Kay talking about how the hyperbolic credulity of the tech (by which I mean “Mac”) blogger circle-jerk destroys whatever credibility they have.

In an amazing stroke of irony that almost makes me reconsider my rejection of a gentle and loving God Tapbots, the makers of the awesomest iOS Twitter apps1, today announced the public alpha of the long-awaited Mac version. Now to be fair, Tapbots is completely up front about what you’ll be getting into by using this alpha. In a section of the announcement titled “So what can I expect from this alpha?” they list:

Wow, sounds like a treat.

Of course that didn’t stop the usual suspects™ from immediately (and I mean within minutes) proclaiming Tweetbot Mac Alpha to be the bestest thing evah! Ultimately leading to this post by my pal Harry C. Marks highlighting a “review” of the product, posted less than an hour after the alpha announcement2 — which is utterly hilarious when you consider Kay’s veiled reference to the phrase “gained a spot on my home screen”.

The Gods of Irony, they be bountiful masters this day.


  1. Not being sarcastic here, I love Tweetbot. 

  2. I know, the “reviewer” had access to a pre-public alpha. I don’t give a fuck.