gjl711 wrote in post #16691597
I guess there we will disagree. Having been in some tech business or another for my whole career, I have always known about my compeditors products even without corporate espionage. Tech fairs, white papers, attending ISO meetings, people talk. And that's me in engineering. People in marketing and sales are way more connected especially if your talking about a product that is ready for release or has already been out in public as is rumored with the 7DII.
We will have to disagree. I have no disagreement that people talk, but rumor sites listen. It doesn't matter the industry or if it's Charlie Demerjian or Craig Blair, these people make their living off listening to anyone and everyone who's willing to talk. Unlike business development and sales guys, they're not preoccupied with hocking their own crap, other than clicks to their websites of course. Specs are not "fully known" by a competitor before the rumor sites and put on marketing slides before rumor sites get a hold of them. Hell, if those specs were real and the competitor knew them, they would be leaking to any rumor site that would listen to get them plastered everywhere because the 7d II would be a complete flop.