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As a longstanding Mac guy, I’ve spent way too much time defending Apple against people who just didn’t understand them. But I have to wonder about their newfound zealotry for buying-to-close sites that play right into Apple’s PR strategy by guessing/revealing what upcoming hardware is.
But his posts have given me an idea for a new tech company: Just launch new sites that annoy Apple. Then as each one annoys Real Steve, sell them to Apple.
The obvious ones are the secrets, rumors, and new product launches. Launch plenty of those.
Then there are the sites that spider the patent office, looking at each and every filing Apple does, and surmising wild new products.
But my favorites go beyond Fake Steve, working down the list of fake Apple executives: Fake Peter Oppenheimer (CFO), fake Tim Cook (COO), fake Ron Johnson (Retail), fake Tony Fadell (iPod Division).
Even a Fake Steve Wozniak would be quite amusing, especially if he were portrayed as a bitter drunk (no, wait, that won’t generate money from Apple . . .)
You may recall when I was shopping for flat screens, Best Buy was advertising the Panasonic 50″ TH-50PZ77U at $1799, but refused to honor that price, claiming it was a money losing typo. (See Inconvenienced By Best Buy! for the details). Their price was an absurd $2,899.99 — $100 over list. This ultimately sent me…Read More