Edit: For the people not reading comments, the brilliant Peter Rojas of Engadget just assured that this is a 100% coincidence. And I believe him. Case closed.
And now the writer of the guide over at Engadget, Barb Dybwad has contacted me as well. No doubt about the fact that we worked on these articles in parallel.
Keep up the good work over at Engadget. A coincidence does not make you copycats. But those pictures where a bit blurry, wheren’t they? 🙂
I posted this how-to on my blog on August 14th. I was quite satisfied with the guide so I sent a message to Engadget notifying them about my post in case they wanted to link to it.
No answer from Engadget, but two days later this article shows up. Dangerously close to mine, but with bad pictures… Maybe a pure coincidence. I shure hope so, taking suggestions from users and just copy them without even mentioning where the original could be found seems too unprofessional for one of my favourite web sites.
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I assure you that it is 100% a complete coincidence, we can even show you the original emails from the writer proposing the How-To. The How-To was already well under way by the time you submitted your suggestion.
If you have any more questions, you can contact me directly!
Coincident? Please, please use a spell checker? Or are you like 12?
I am not like 12, I am like… Norwegian.
So, english is not my native language. I try to do my best and I try to use spell checkers. Some times ugly errors like my stupid way of spelling coincidence go through.
I am sorry, and thank you for pointing it out. It has now been fixed.