Fake Steve Jobs Outed

August 6th, 2007 9 Comments

steve4.jpgI was so sad to hear the news that FSJ had been outed by Brad Stone of the NYT. Apparently, Daniel Lyons, a writer for Forbes, no less, has been moonlighting as FSJ.

Why does this make me sad? Let me count the ways:

  1. I have to assume you read FSJ. If you don’t, you should, and then, you’ll get why this is such a tragedy. It says all the things you wish you could say without fear of reprisals, while simultaneously making you laugh at yourself for being such a dork. Forbes.com will continue to “sponsor” FSJ, beginning today. Woo-freaking-hoo. This totally ruins all the fun. In my mind, FSJ was always some dude in his basement, a blogger superhero. Think Comic Book Guy. FSJ was a dude in the trenches, definitely not a writer covering the trenches.
  2. Finding out that a writer at Forbes was FSJ makes me fell like the whole house of cards is collapsing. My paranoia has kicked in, and now, I feel like I’ve been had. All that seemed to be genuine makes me feel like I’m playing The Game, the shipped in a box to Mexico part, not the champagne and birthday party part.
  3. I’m feeling empty. There are a few feeds that I read voraciously, checking them first if they have new items: uncov, I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?, Dilbert. Why? Because they make me laugh. I like to laugh. FSJ was on this list, but not anymore.
  4. I had hoped from the beginning that FSJ was RSJ, i.e. the real deal masquerading behind a blog, or at least that it was some like Bill Gates, filling free time and skewering everyone for giggles.

Pedrazzi_PicSo, now what? Who will fill the void?

Let me know if you readers find something.

Until then, maybe Paul can fill in, he invented AppsLab.

Maybe you’ve heard of it.


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9 Responses to “Fake Steve Jobs Outed”

  1. Rittman Mead Consulting » Fake Larry Ellison Starts Blogging Says:

    [...] it seems though that the fun with the FSJ is taking a turn to the worse. At least according to http://theappslab.com/2007/08/06/fake-steve-jobs-outed/ [...]

  2. jack Says:

    Jake, not to worry. Remember when you found out about Santa Clause? It was a bummer for a few days but then the presents keep coming so you got over it.

  3. jack Says:

    Jake, not to worry. Remember when you found out about Santa Clause? It was a bummer for a few days but then the presents keep coming so you got over it.

  4. Jake Says:

    Found out what about Santa? I don’t like where this is going.

  5. Jake Says:

    Found out what about Santa? I don’t like where this is going.

  6. jack Says:

    Jake,

    Sorry to be the one to have to tell you, but the the truth about Santa

    http://spellingmistakescostlives.com/santa/billboard/01billboard.htm

  7. jack Says:

    Jake,

    Sorry to be the one to have to tell you, but the the truth about Santa

    http://spellingmistakescostlives.com/santa/billboard/01billboard.htm

  8. Jake Says:

    jack:
    There is no joy in FSJ or Santa anymore. Thanks for spreading the love.
    Jake

  9. Jake Says:

    jack:
    There is no joy in FSJ or Santa anymore. Thanks for spreading the love.
    Jake

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