Demaestro - 8:57 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
...his attorney says. "Brian is the kind of young man that any parent would be proud to have as their son."
Being a parent, I feel that I've been misrepresented by this statement. Any other parents here feeling 'proud' of the actions of Brian?
Had Brian made any sort of sincere effort to return this phone, either to Apple or to the bar, this discussion would never have taken place... The REACT team would never have broken down Mr. Chen's door... Apple engineer Gray Powell would have quite probably been quietly terminated.
No, proud is not how I would feel at all if Brian were my son.
From the same article:
Enrolled in College ...
He has been working part time at a church-run community center giving swimming lessons to children and volunteered at a Chinese orphanage last year while he was enrolled in a study-abroad program.
He also volunteers to assist his aunt and sister with fundraising for their work to provide medical care to orphans in Kenya
Yes I would be proud if my son did those things. And I wouldn't be less proud because of 1 mistake that he admits to making.
I wouldn't be proud of a grandpa that would allow 1 mistake as small as not trying hard enough to find the owner of a phone that he found in a bar and selling the right for a tech blogger to have a look at said phone to undo all the good he has done.
Maybe not in this instance but a person like Brian is the type of person I would be proud to call part of my family.
Good for you though for not letting him or your children make any mistakes in life without you losing your pride in them. That will teach em to make small mistakes.