In a testament to TidBITS’s values and quality, Apple is now using a 2007 TidBITS post as a reference in its arguments against proposed US legislation. I think this nicely demonstrates a few of the things that, for me, make TidBITS the bedrock of Apple news and information over many years, and why it’s the publication I’m most loyal too. In particular this highlight some core values:
- deciding what to publish based on significance and interest rather than volume or ‘being first’
- the benefit of the article archive
- the importance of maintaining URLs over time and platform migrations
In any case, I want to congratulate the TidBITS team for being unofficially recognised as the ‘paper of record’ for Apple news and information.