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rkolsen
Jan 9, 2007, 10:10 PM
If you watch Countdown with Keith Olbermann, you may know his worst person in the world segment.

He was named todays bronze medalist, because of his Starbuck's prank.
Jobs managed to pay homage to the late, great James Brown ("I Got You" played as Jobs came onstage) and make a prank phone call to Starbucks. ("I'd like to order 4,000 lattes to go.")
http://www.wired.com/news/columns/0,72449-0.html?tw=wn_technology_1

MonkeyClaw
Jan 9, 2007, 10:30 PM
hah, that was a funny tid bit on the show tonight, i chuckled to myself a bit.

Zwhaler
Jan 9, 2007, 10:54 PM
I thought the prank was funny. I wonder if the person who picked up knew how many people were watching :)

steve jr.
Jan 9, 2007, 11:02 PM
I thought the "When I was in high school..." story was great! Little personal side of Steve we don't get to see all that often. :)

p0intblank
Jan 9, 2007, 11:04 PM
I absolutely LOVED the prank call he made. It shows he knows how to have fun and the audience certainly loved it. :D I was laughing myself.

BWhaler
Jan 9, 2007, 11:05 PM
I love Keith and the countdowns, but he needs to lighten-up. It was a joke.

miloblithe
Jan 9, 2007, 11:05 PM
I'd wager anything it was no prank. They were expecting the call.

wordmunger
Jan 9, 2007, 11:12 PM
I'd wager anything it was no prank. They were expecting the call.

I don't think so. The person who answered barely spoke English.

rkolsen
Jan 10, 2007, 11:00 PM
So he did it during the keynote? I didnt get that part.

illegalprelude
Jan 10, 2007, 11:10 PM
So he did it during the keynote? I didnt get that part.

yes indeed, right in the middle.

Called Starbucks and was like "I'd like to order 4,000 lattes to go'"

Zwhaler
Jan 10, 2007, 11:10 PM
I thought the "When I was in high school..." story was great! Little personal side of Steve we don't get to see all that often. :)

I agree. At least he didn't get all embarressed when the clicker stopped working. I thought it was funny

lu0s3r322
Jan 10, 2007, 11:16 PM
I liked the high school story and the prank. Unlike when Microsoft keynotes go wrong, Steve makes the loss of time fun by telling a great story.

Zwhaler
Jan 10, 2007, 11:24 PM
I liked the high school story and the prank. Unlike when Microsoft keynotes go wrong, Steve makes the loss of time fun by telling a great story.

Haha... on more than one occasion Microsoft has had the infamous blue screen of death pop up... I always get a kick out of watching that.

phungy
Jan 10, 2007, 11:47 PM
Haha... on more than one occasion Microsoft has had the infamous blue screen of death pop up... I always get a kick out of watching that.

I'd love to see that. Which year was it?

lu0s3r322
Jan 10, 2007, 11:54 PM
from windows 98 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rXWr6Ezax4

from CES 2005 w/ conan o'brien no blue screen but remote failure - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMFYOzg_VWY

Mac Kiwi
Jan 11, 2007, 04:03 AM
I wonder if Woz suggested that idea {the prank} Woz is really big on pranks.

notsofatjames
Jan 11, 2007, 04:52 AM
For those of you who haven't read Steve Wozniack's Book, iWoz, the TV jammer prank was woz's. And steve jobs wasnt even in the same school grade as woz. jobs just stole that idea straight from woz. jobs wasnt even there. Or at least, thats how the book makes it seem.

toaster_oven
Jan 11, 2007, 07:49 AM
For those of you who haven't read Steve Wozniack's Book, iWoz, the TV jammer prank was woz's. And steve jobs wasnt even in the same school grade as woz. jobs just stole that idea straight from woz. jobs wasnt even there. Or at least, thats how the book makes it seem.

jobs was in HS (i think around 1971) when he met Woz. Woz was working for HP at the time.

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macNEWBIEswitch
Jan 20, 2007, 01:39 AM
from windows 98 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rXWr6Ezax4

from CES 2005 w/ conan o'brien no blue screen but remote failure - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMFYOzg_VWY

Thanks for sharing those hilarious moments with the Windows errors.

As far as Keith Oliberalmann goes, kinda funny but way too much preaching.

Scarlet Fever
Jan 20, 2007, 02:25 AM
yes indeed, right in the middle.

Called Starbucks and was like "I'd like to order 4,000 lattes to go'"

he should have actually ordered them and gave everyone in the theatre a latte, on Apple's shout :p

EricNau
Jan 20, 2007, 02:30 AM
For those of you who haven't read Steve Wozniack's Book, iWoz, the TV jammer prank was woz's. And steve jobs wasnt even in the same school grade as woz. jobs just stole that idea straight from woz. jobs wasnt even there. Or at least, thats how the book makes it seem.
No, that's not how the book makes it seem. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak may have been in different grades at different schools, but they were friends at that time nonetheless. Woz may have built the TV jammer, but you can be sure that Jobs was right there with him when they were playing pranks on people watching TV. ...Just like Jobs said during the keynote.

BigPrince
Jan 20, 2007, 12:25 PM
For those of you who haven't read Steve Wozniack's Book, iWoz, the TV jammer prank was woz's. And steve jobs wasnt even in the same school grade as woz. jobs just stole that idea straight from woz. jobs wasnt even there. Or at least, thats how the book makes it seem.

Before you make comments like this, Steve said while telling this story that it was mostly Woz and not himself.

harveypooka
Jan 20, 2007, 02:58 PM
I thought the prank was funny. I wonder if the person who picked up knew how many people were watching :)

I cried a little thinking that someone at Starbucks was made a fool of. I burned a Mac II in my garden as an offering.

BigPrince
Jan 20, 2007, 05:00 PM
Was it really that big of a deal? I've done worse and thought less of it....