Yesterday website tacticalpants.com
announced that it plans to supply Gray Powell
with a 20-year supply of cargo pants.
Powell is the Apple engineer who famously left his next-generation iPhone in a California beer hall this month. The phone was later sold to tech-site Gizmodo
(which has been promoting ad nauseam
its shady tech scoop ever since).
In a press release yesterday the owner of tacticalpants.com stated that his pants -- with dozens of pockets for guns and/or gadgets -- would all but guarantee that Powell never again misplaces a piece of top-secret technology.
"When I came across this story on Gizmodo, all I could think about was
the tactical pants' cell phone pocket," said Chad Weinman
, CEO of TacticalPants.com. "The pants practically make it
impossible to lose anything because there is a secure pocket for
Weinman adds that he'd like to buy Powell a drink, "but only if he wears his new tactical pants to the bar."
How's that for tact? Or, rather, tactlessness?
A St. Louis-based online retailer has found a way to insert itself into the biggest tech scandal of the young decade -- and ensure that nothing like it happens again.