Sunday, August 06, 2006

Will the real Steve Jobs ...

I have been greatly enjoying the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs (aged 51 1/2). Confused of Calcutta (who put me on to it) described it as The Best Kept Secret in Town.
"Dude, I invented the friggin iPod, okay? Have you heard of it?"
The story so far. Jobs has experienced a little bad publicity about some stock options, just before an important keynote presentation. He thinks Scoble has stolen his personal iPod, and then he finds it again under a pile of unread paperwork. Friends, rivals and expensive lawyers phone with sympathy and advice. But positive thinking saves the day.

Someone did a Secret Diary of Bill Gates a few years ago (website seems to have gone offline, but here are some reviews from Salon 21st and Dr Dobbs), but I think this is much funnier. Further discussion, together with speculation about the identity and nationality of the author on the Digital Rules blog.

Update: Steve Jobs' secret diary has been taken offline, for reasons that will excite the conspiracy theorists. I hope you caught it before it went, but I understand there are cached versions still available - see the comments on the blogstub.

Another Update: Another secret diary has appeared, called Fake Steve Jobs. Not the same.

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