'Missing the Surprise'

Stephen Hackett on the 24/7 rumor cycle:

In the world of 24-hour news, Twitter accounts and blurrycam photos, it’s hard to be surprised by much anymore.


Without these stories, the Apple new cycle would be much slower, and many sites would have far fewer page views.

But the events would be a lot more fun.

Mountain Lion’s announcement was a complete surprise, and I have to say, it really was fun.

With the iPad 3 announcement, I already know my twitter feed will be filled with “that’s it?” and “it doesn’t do [insert asinine feature]!”.