Damn, it's happened. None other than "old media" New York Times, has figured out the identity behind Fake Steve Jobs (aka FSJ). Turns out it's Daniel Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes. Read all the brouhaha over at Techmeme.
The media hounds have unmasked the tech Superman's Clark Kent.
Hope these media scrooges are satisfied spoiling the fun for the rest of us.
The unmasking of FSJ is something I and many other fans have hoped would not happen (see earlier post).
The genius of the FSJ blog is evident when you start reading the sub-title to the blog:
"Dude, I invented the friggin iPhone. Have you heard of it?"
FSJ himself talks about his unmasking on his blog, and he's hilarious as usual talking about the NY Times reporter who finally got the scoop:
"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.
I really, really enjoyed seeing those guys keep guessing wrong. For six months Dr. Evil and Mr. Bigglesworth put their big brains together and couldn't come up with the answer. Guy from the Times did it in a week. So much for the trope about smarty-pants bloggers disrupting old media."
Well, now that we know, I hope we all move along. Nothing more to see here.
If it's all the same to everybody, I'd like to continue to think that Steve Jobs would use a wonderful word like "frigtard". It's become a part of my own vocabulary already.
Maybe FSJ can get his Apple to invent one.
One suggestion for Daniel Lyons, aka FSJ. You may want to add the following statement under the title of your other blog, you know, the one in your name (http://floatingpoint.wordpress.com/):
"Dude, I invented friggin FSJ. Have you heard of him?"
Can't wait for the book. Have already pre-ordered it on Amazon.
Peace out, Dan, and Namaste.