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Monday, August 6, 2007

Fake Steve Jobs Outed by NY Times

Daniel Lyons aka 'fake Steve' It is too bad the NY Times didn't expend this much effort to out Mike Nifong and Crystal Mangum as liars in the Duke lacrosse case.

Daniel Lyons aka "Fake Steve" Jobs:
Damn, I am so busted, yo -- Well it had to happen. Honestly I can’t believe it’s taken this long. But as you may have heard, I’ve been busted by a newspaper reporter. My cover has been blown. Guy named Brad Stone, who works for the New York Times. Have you heard of him? Well, tip of the hat to you, Brad Stone. You did the sleuthing. You put the pieces of the puzzle together. You went through my trash, hacked into my computer, and put listening devices in my home. Now you’ve ruined the mystery of Fake Steve, robbing thousands of people around the world of their sense of childlike wonder. Hope you feel good about yourself, you mangina. One bright side is that at least I was busted by the Times and not Valleywag.

Brad Stone, NY Times:
‘Fake Steve’ Blogger Comes Clean -- For the last 14 months, high-tech insiders have been eating up the work of an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive and one of the world’s most famous businessmen.

The mysterious writer has used his blog, the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, to lampoon Mr. Jobs and his reputation as a difficult and egotistical leader, as well as to skewer other high-tech companies, tech journalists, venture capitalists, open-source software fanatics and Silicon Valley’s overall aura of excess...

“I’m stunned that it’s taken this long,” said Mr. Lyons, 46, when a reporter interrupted his vacation in Maine on Sunday to ask him about Fake Steve. “I have not been that good at keeping it a secret. I’ve been sort of waiting for this call for months.” ...

Tech land goes nuts over mystery being solved.

discussion:
publishing2.com: Fake Fake Steve Jobs On Forbes.com
techcrunch.com: Fake Steve Jobs = Daniel Lyons
blogs.pcworld.com: Fake Steve Jobs: Unmasked!
valleywag.com: Forbes editor Daniel Lyons is Fake Steve Jobs
dashes.com: Fake Steve Jobs and the Triumph of Blogs
arstechnica.com: Fake Steve Jobs unmasked
metafilter.com: Fake Steve Jobs Outed as Forbes Senior Editor
blogs.zdnet.com: Fake Steve Jobs outed by New York Times
ScientificAmerican: "Fake Steve Jobs" blogger exposed as Forbes Editor

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