I wandered on "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs" awhile ago, when I wrote a post about Gizmodogate. I found a post on The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs and linked to it – at first thinking how cool it was what "Steve Jobs" said about MACworld (after something happened to the screens at a CES booth last year):
But then after a few minutes of looking at the blog I realized it was the one and only "FAKE Steve Jobs" that said that, NOT the real Steve Jobs. I had to chance to figure this out before I wrote my own post and ended up calling it "Fake Steve Jobs on Gizmodogate". I almost got punk'd. Trying to keep up with all the tech news is not easy while chasing after three boys, so I gave myself a break… Then I realized that the Fake Steve Jobs (a.k.a. Dan Lyons) was somewhat of an Internet phenomenon – his video on the fake "Crunchies Acceptance Speech" was passed around everywhere. I asked other Silicon Valley tech bloggers and they all knew about the "fake Steve Jobs" blog. Dan Lyons ended up getting a "real" job at Forbes.com.
Punk'dgate is continuing – this time around a more serious subject. There is lots of buzz around Steve Jobs and his health. Silicon Alley Insider posted that:
Here is the video that shows the heated discussion:
Many of us in Silicon Valley see Steve Jobs while shopping (or awhile ago I was standing in line behind him at a yogurt store). I can imagine how hard this is for him and his family – so instead of debating this whole topic I will just send him well wishes.