another -gate (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Aug 9 14:22:46 UTC 2010

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> -
> At 5:17 PM -0400 8/8/10, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> >At 8/8/2010 03:28 PM, victor steinbok wrote:
> >>There was unquestionable cover-up, complete with the usual stages.
> >>First, Apple denied the problem altogether. Then they agreed to
> >>replace some phones for people who complained, but still denied the
> >>problem. Then they offered the "bumper", but claimed it was a
> >>good-will gesture, not a recognition of the problem. Now they are
> >>admitting the design flaw, but still blame the user for the specific
> >>positions of the hand that cause problems and claim that the
> >>solves the problem (it does not). Finally, the VP in charge of the
> >>design team has resigned--will more heads roll?
> >
> >Are we reminded of Toyota-gate and uncontrolled acceleration?
> >
> >Jorl
> >
> That was certainly a nice, well-behaved -gate, what with their
> attempts at denial, misreporting, and all.

Apparently the NHTSA is backing up Toyota on this one:

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