Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Business & Technology | Q&A | Fake Steve Jobs — how alter ego took over a portion of journalist's life | Seattle Times Newspaper

Timely reality check

Q: Beastmaster and Monkey Boy [FSJ's names for Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer]: What happens if you meet them?

A: I don't think they'll be there.

Q: Are you going to refer to them by their sobriquets?

A: Not to their face. Maybe. I doubt they'll come. I hope they'll have more important things to do.

I interviewed Ballmer a couple of years ago; he's a great guy. He's totally down to earth. There's a Fake Ballmer Blog right now; it's not very funny. ... For one of these parody blogs to work you have to have someone who presents one face to the world and is another way. Hillary Clinton would be a great parody blog. Steve Jobs with his Zen thing, but he's really a monster behind it.

Business & Technology | Q&A | Fake Steve Jobs — how alter ego took over a portion of journalist's life | Seattle Times Newspaper

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