Fake Steve Jobs

  • Briefs: Beatles '08, Leopard update, new get-a-Mac ads

    A few bits of Apple (AAPL) news worth noting:

    Paul McCartney: "It's all happening soon," he told Billboard.com. "Most of us are all sort of ready. The whole thing is primed, ready to go -- there's just maybe one little sticking point left, and I think it's being cleared up as we speak, so it shouldn't be too long. It's down to fine-tuning. I'm pretty sure it'll be happening next MORE

    - Nov 16, 2007 8:32 AM ET
  • NBC vs. Apple: SNL's iPhone Sketch

    For a simple comedy sketch, the Saturday Night Live takeoff on the new "black backdrop" Apple (AAPL) iPhone ads carries an awful lot of corporate baggage.

    The bit aired Nov. 3 and the video was posted the next day on YouTube -- and enthusiastically linked to by TechCrunch.

    It's funny enough, with a clever set-up for the "pinch it" gesture. But by Sunday afternoon, NBC Universal (GE) had scrubbed the MORE

    - Nov 5, 2007 9:15 AM ET
  • Review: Fake Steve Jobs' Options

    Next week, Daniel Lyons, a.k.a. the Fake Steve Jobs, steps out of character to start a three-city book tour to promote Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs (A Parody) [Da Capo Press; $22.95]. That means hard-copy versions of the book -- galleys of which have been floating around reviewers' offices for more than a month -- will start to arrive in bookstores, where loyal readers of FSJ's website MORE

    - Oct 11, 2007 3:25 PM ET
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