Jul 7 2008
So this morning at about 7:30am, O2 sent out an email to what is probably millions of punters (judging by the fact that their pre-orders site has crashed and burned) with the headline:
iPhone 3G is here and its free*
Anyone spot the problem with this?
Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about this:
ITS, it’s or its can mean:
- “its”, the possessive adjective and possessive pronoun form of the personal pronoun it
- “it’s”, a contraction of “it is” or “it has”
- The “It’s” man, a man with torn clothes and unkempt beard who appeared at the beginning of episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus
It comes to something when a corporation the size of O2 can’t even be bothered (or doesn’t have the knowledge – a more worrying conclusion) to get basic grammar and punctuation correct on what is unquestionably its biggest launch of the year.