A word about tips for products that are hush hush

gear notice infoI love the tips you Finer Readers submit—thanks a bunch! Be sure to include a link to your website, Twitter, or whathaveyou so you get full recognition for your keen eye.
I should probably clarify something about unreleased products, though. If you submit a Finer Thing for, say, OS X Mountain Lion (which hasn’t landed publicly yet) or an app you’re beta testing, I can’t publish it until that product is out for the general public to enjoy. Trust me: though your bouncing-off-the-walls excitement comes across loud and clear in your submission, I want to honor the wishes of product creators and wait until they’re ready to share their exciting thing with the world. At the very least, if you just can’t contain yourself and you gotta tell someone, you can still submit the tip as long as you’re ok with me holding it until the product is public.

On the other hand, if you want to submit a tip about Windows 8—a product in “public preview”, which is Microsoftian for “beta”—or anything else that is a public beta, I’m all for it. After all, it’s public.

Don’t get me wrong, I still really want to share your Finer Things and give you credit for the submission. But if you could, please hold tips for unreleased products until the beta badge drops and the grand opening ribbon is cut.