Fake Steve Jobs is dead – but you can buy the book for $25 if you're missing him already

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fake-steve-jobs-blog-closes.jpgIt 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)

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Gary Cutlack

One thought on “Fake Steve Jobs is dead – but you can buy the book for $25 if you're missing him already

  • Who on earth would spend $25 on stuff they can read on the web. Or am I missing the point? Even if the site was pulled down I can’t imagine anyone spending $25 on reading the fake posts which, let’s face it, weren’t all that. Maybe I’ll be proved wrong, but I doubt it.

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