Fake Steve Jobs admitted he has been busted in his post Damn, I am so busted, yo. If you have been living under a rock, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs is a great satire of the daily life of Steve Jobs. It contains daily posts on trivial things that might be happening in Steve Job’s life, such as Al Gore coming to stay at his house for a few days.
The backlash has been pretty interesting. A majority of comments seem to be pretty negative against Brad Stone and the New York Times. Readers understand that The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs is a comedy and treat it as a good daily diversion.
Some of the comments on the Stone post are as follows:
– Jerks. Way to ruin the fun.
– Seriously, this is the most productive use of the NYTimes? Glad we’ve completely exhausted coverage on the Bush administration, the corruption of Congress and the other Constitution-killing things the US government is doing.
– Wow! The NYTimes exclusive on the identity of the fake Steve Jobs. Why don’t you spend better time investigating the government, genocide, and the trials of citizens living in oppressed nations?
Mr. Stone, revealing the source of this blog just ruins the experience.
Should it be a surprise? The Times published a review of the final Potter book, spoiling it for children and fans.
Plus the Times is too busy ridiculing and spawning its scorn for Murdoch and his acquisition of the Wall Street Journal. Obviously the Times feels threatened.
So what does the Times do? Investigates a blogger’s identity.
Seems as if Steve Jobs called the fanboy David Pogue to acquire a dumb reporter to investigate the person who thought of this facetious blog.
– What’s next? NYT reporters going out to parks with a needle to pop all the kids balloons?
you ruined it!
– I hate you.
Were just a sampling of the overwhelming negative comments on the Brad Stone article.
FSJ had a few comments himself, he has the following request of his fans.
Meanwhile if anyone can think of a cool way to use the name “Brad Stone” (all or part) as a verb, let me know.
1. To bust a fellow filthy hack without mercy and spoil the fun for everyone, in a quest for personal aggrandizement.
2. To urinate in a pool.
Personally I just enjoyed the blog. It was well written and entertaining. Did I feel the obsessive need to locate the author, no. I can see how someone else would. I think the spoilers are a little bit of a bummer, and I definitely hope the FSJ blog continues.
So I wonder what the final verdict will be? Will Brad Stone be thought of as a hero or an ass, or even be remembered at all? In my opinion the Fake Steve Job’s blog will be remembered longer then Brad Stone.