Has there ever been a medium that generated as much totally unnecessary drama as Twitter?
Do we really need this much obsessive soul searching for every little conflict? Just apologise and move on. Nerds treating human interaction like an optimization problem….
The desire to improve everything, from tangible objects in the world, to the intangible social interactions and ideas, is (in my own opinion) the predominant defining characteristic of geeks, nerds, engineers, hackers (etc). This blog post is simply a “here’s a mistake I made so you don’t make the same mistake” lesson. Nothing wrong with that, and nothing wrong with teaching etiquette.
I’m not sure there was anything jerk-ish about the original post; it was an ugly bug, and it doesn’t look like anyone was actually offended by it. That being said, nice recovery.