Whether or not Gawker was serious when they offered a cash prize
information on Apple's mysterious tablet, they've certainly doubled
down now. Faced with a cease-and-desist letter from a law firm
representing Apple, Gawker did little ceasing or desisting. Instead, they
reprinted the letter in full in this audacious post
presenting it as evidence that the tablet does, in fact, exist.
went a step further, stating the contest was still on and encouraging
respondents to use anonymous email addresses so they -- and Gawker --
are shielded legally. As Gawker's Gabriel Snyder writes: "We can't tell
Apple who you are if we don't know who you are."
How far Gawker is willing to take this imbroglio remains to
be seen. But if they stick to their word and continue the contest into tomorrow
or make public any information they get on the tablet, the ball will be in Apple’s
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