FakeSteveJobs being sued by Apple?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by D.av1d, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. D.av1d macrumors newbie

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    Check it out for yourself
    http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/

    Apparently, Apple thinks they can bully their users/supporters, most of which have been with Apple before this whole iPod Halo effect.
    Sigh.
    If Apple sues FSJ, it would be AWFUL PR for them.

    With what happened to ThinkSecret, and now seemingly FSJ, could this happen to MacRumors as well?
    I'm pretty scared. :(
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Hahahahaha. Great post. Funniest thing I've read all day.

    You were joking, right? :rolleyes:
     
  3. TheBonk macrumors 6502

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    Apple is turning into Big Brother, the very person(s) they were rebeling against 30 years ago.

    Apple is losing one of thier most valuable assets by shutting down sites like these. Without sites to talk about all things Apple, what cool is there left in Apple? They are really cutting the connection they have with the public. It's guys like us at MR that fuel the publicity of Apple products. Without us, Apple is nothing but a bunch of products you see in annoying commercials. "Nobody talks about how cool this product is. Why should I buy it?"

    Someone needs to talk some sense into Apple execs and remind them of what truly made them successful.
     
  4. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    I did not buy my Mac because people told me it was cool.
    I did not buy my iPod because people told me it was cool.
    I do not buy things because people tell me they're cool.

    I love MacRumours, but saying that it's responsible for Apple's publicity is going a little too far, surely?
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    He can alway post all the letters he gets from Apple's legal team.

    If you are a student, or not worth very much, you can be as big an ass as you want -- since suing you for money will net the winner nothing but a big legal bill.

    And if you do not live in California, you can likely get the case kicked out of that state, and force them to sue you where you live -- a real big pain for Apple to put a team of lawyers on a plane all the time.

    Edit: the only time he has to worry, is when he finally loses and has to start following the judges instructions.
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    A lot of people are missing the point here. FSJ is not getting sued. It's just parody, as per the norm.
     
  7. D.av1d thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it's gotten to the point where it's ceased being a joke.
     
  8. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    yeah i agree. at first i thought he was just parodying the think secret settlement but now, either he's taking it too far or it's legit.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    He's not being sued by Apple. It's parody site and owned by Forbes.com. Were he being sued, the last thing he would do would be to post about the lawsuit. :rolleyes:
     
  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    He's joking.

    Edit-Maybe not....
     
  11. smythey macrumors regular

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    I don't think that Forbes owns the website. The guy owns the domain and is the sole poster - he just happens to work for Forbes. Otherwise Apple would be sueing (or be told to be sueing) Forbes.
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Well, it says A Forbes.com Site and links to Forbes.com.
     

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  13. lil'homunculus macrumors regular

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    to quote the Smiths, "that joke isn't funny anymore..." it really makes me sad.:(
    There seems to be a lot of infighting these days regarding apple's vs. consumer rights. Apple, in my mind, is stomping on some rights. And that is what is important here. Perception. Right or wrong is going to take the MAC to the next level.
     
  14. smythey macrumors regular

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    I sit drunk and corrected. This is why one should start all sentances with "I think / dont think...", rather than making a statement of fact.... ;)
     
  15. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    Yeah... when he "came out" the purchase of the website by Forbes was kind of a big part of the whole thing. That said, this does actually go a bit "far". It becomes highly questionable as a parody, but then again, I don't think it was the first time. Moreover, he's implied inside information before, and publically commented on the "unmaskers", especially given that much of those interactions were "true". So, as parody, its a blurry MESS. If I knew it was a joke, at least I could laugh.

    ~ CB
     
  16. MonkeyClaw macrumors regular

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    Yea, Im pretty confused now, I can't tell if he's joking or not. I still think regardless that the posts are hilarious so I'll keep it on my bookmarks bar.
     
  17. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Several people (commentors on FSJ's blog and on Slashdot) have emailed (real) Steve Jobs about it and Steve said it's a joke. Now of course it could be RSJ that's lying and FSJ telling the truth but I doubt it. I love FSJ's blog but I think he's taken this one too far. This joke itself is potentially libelous.
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Especially the part about the lawyers threatening to take his kids school money. :p

    Classic though, and in reality lawyer do check to see if you are worth suing for money.
     
  19. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    FSJ has now noted that his lawyers name is "Tony Clifton" and that Apple offered him $500,000 to shut down the website, and he still said "no". Yup, you heard that right. Fire up your search engines people, this is officially called "being jerked around". What an utterly horrifying sense of humor. I-I think... I need to go rewatch "Man on the Moon".

    ~ CB
     
  20. JNB macrumors 604

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Clifton

    Now FSJ is starting to piss me off...
     
  21. RichP macrumors 68000

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    Come on! Andy Kaufman's picture is right there!
     
  22. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The following is hilarious:

     
  23. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    :) Yup. Its got multiple meanings though.

    ~ CB
     
  24. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    lol at how emotional some people are getting.
     
  25. rockosmodurnlif macrumors 65816

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    Yea, I don't get it. Either it's funny or not. Either you enjoy it or not. If you don't then the next time you see a post like the lawsuit you skip it. Heck write to him and tell him the joke is no longer funny. If it's no longer entertaining, he'll devise something else.

    And yes this is fake but it's like wrestling, more entertaining if you think it is real.
     

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