Scratching an Itch

Unless you've been under rock the last few months (or you just don't read technology blogs like I do...) you're probably aware that Apple is anticipated to make a big announcement later this month. If the rumors are right, they're going to release the long-awaited Tablet.

As I've read the coverage -- the rumors, the predictions, the "leaks," the often wild speculation -- I've wondered if anyone is keeping track. Which bloggers have a track record of publishing accurate predictions and which are just blowing smoke.

In order to scratch that itch, I've been working on a database and a website, http://RumorScorecard.com. The idea is, in the weeks running up to an anticipated big announcement, I'll keep track of who's publishing what predictions. Then when (if?!) the big day comes, I'll tally the scores and see which sources knew what they were talking about.

I'm just getting started, but I'm planning to put a few hours in every night over the next week so that the site is ready to go for the potential Apple event the 26th or 27th.

Check out Rumor Scorecard and give me your feedback!

Update: Feb 4, 2010

I didn't make it very far on the rumor site, mostly because the week after I wrote that the organization I work shifted our Haiti response operation into full gear. I'll keep the site around though, and very possibly put it into action when the rumors start flying about the next big thing.

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Posted in Tech Notes
on January 16, 2010