Is Steve Jobs Dying? And Is Fake Steve Resurrecting?
September 2, 2008
I have been exchanging emails with Dan Lyons, the man behind Fake Steve, and he revealed some scary news. I emailed him to tell him that Steve Jobs isn’t dying like some believe, and that according to the New York Times, he’s sick, but not even close to the magnitude of a disease like cancer, hoping I could convince him to revive the blog. However, Dan claims to have sources who might be telling him otherwise.
“Well it’s a weird situation. I can’t really get into this but people close to him have been saying for quite a while (before the appearance onstage) that he’s really sick. And someone who saw him last week says he still looks like (expletive)”.
While this is obviously terrible news if it is true (which it probably isn’t… the NYT guy spoke to Steve directly), Dan Lyons revealed some great news at the end of his conversation with me, regarding the future of Fake Steve Jobs.
“Anyway, I’m starting at Newsweek tomorrow and Fake Steve was supposed to be part of my job. So we’re going to discuss whether to revive the blog”.
So there you have it. Lets all pray he’s wrong about Steve Jobs, but right about Fake Steve Jobs.
UPDATE: Fake Steve is wrong. Steve denounced it on stage at the event. Of course he could be lying, but I doubt he would do something like that if he was actually okay.
UPDATE 2 (12/16): Steve Jobs is not giving MacWorld 09’s keynote, with his replacement being Phil Schiller. The last time Steve Jobs had Schiller give his keynote he was in surgery for his cancer. Dan Lyons may be right about his health after all.
UPDATE 3 (1/14): Leave of absence from Apple.