It was the fake blog that spawned a thousand – or at least two we can think of – imitators, but Fake Steve Jobs has now sadly passed.
Outed as being the handiwork of writer Dan Lyons, who was the editor of business magazine Forbes, the site was a rather brutal picture of beloved Steve. It painted him as a self-obsessed loudmouth who lurched from juice bar to coffee shop, trampling the little people who got in his way. But it is no more.
In a post on FSJ, Dan says “I’m sorry that the blog is fizzling out with yet more screwups and confusion. But I suppose it’s somehow appropriate, too.” He then encourages readers to spend $25 buying a “greatest hits” book he’s had made up of a select few FSJ posts. Or you could just print it out. Or forget about it. It wasn’t that good.
(Via Fake Steve)