So the “Fake Steve Jobs” has finally revealed himself. This guy had put up a blog called fakesteve.blogspot.com, and had managed to remain anonymous for over a year. Dan Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes, finally admitted to a NY Times reporter that he was indeed the one.
I’d checked out his blog a few times, and found his style of writing to be funny, satirical, irreverant but equally abreast of happenings and shenanigans in the tech world as well as glimpses into the persona of the real Steve Jobs. His final, pithy comment was aimed at the reporter who unmasked him:
“You did the sleuthing. You put the pieces of the puzzle together. You went through my trash, hacked into my computer, and put listening devices in my home. Now you’ve ruined the mystery of Fake Steve, robbing thousands of people around the world of their sense of child-like wonder.”
It reminded me of the scandal that broke in 2004, when Jessica Cutler, who was staff assistant for a Senator, published her sexploits anonymously in a blog and then a book, using the pseudonym, “Washingtonienne“.