Irony: Gizmodo’s Brian Lam leaves phone in restaurant; grateful an honest patron turned it in

Apple Online StoreDaring Fireball’s John Gruber reports that iPhone 4-leaker Gizmodo editor “Brian Lam left his phone behind in a restaurant; now, thankful that an honest patron turned it in.”

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Gruber’s full article includes links to a screenshot, from before Lam locked his Twitter account and Google’s cache.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, his shiteous wannabe iPhone wasn’t worth stealing. There’s a selling point that Motorola ought to explore in their next ad. It’d be their first with an actual selling point.

You may have noticed that we haven’t been linking to any of Gizmodo’s stuff for some time now. This practice will continue into the foreseeable future.

We recently ran a poll that asked, “Can you trust an Apple-related report from Gizmodo?” The results, based on 4,394 responses, were as follows:

• 46.13% – No. Never.
• 21.69% – Not now, but maybe sometime in the future.
• 12.77% – Yes, but it depends on what’s in each article.
• 12.13% – Unsure.
• 7.28% – Yes, unequivocally. Gizmodo can be objective.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “John K.” for the heads up.]


  1. What’s a gizmodo? And why is this so important? Is that the sound of an a**hole opening right before someone f@rts?

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I have absolutely no respect or compassion for Lam(e) or gizmodo… None.

  2. My neighbor left his Droid on the passenger seat of his car. When he came back he found the front window had been broken and there were three Droids on the seat. Maybe there were only two, he tends to exaggerate at times.

  3. The thing that shows what an utter asshat he is is that he attributes the finder’s act of kindness to be the direct result of his own. He let her have a chair at his table that he was not using, therefore she was nice and returned the phone. So the act of doing the right thing was precipitated by an act of altruism on his part. Narcissism. He was responsible (in his own mind) for her doing a good thing. He flagged it “karma” because he thought he was being rewarded for a good deed.

  4. I’ve found many cell phones, including several iPhones.

    I made sure to get each one to their rightful owners, and I always would.

    There is no second thought involved in this decision.

    I would hope that if someone found mine, they would do the same.

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