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Dan Lyons caused quite the kerfuffle when he started the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs 7 years ago. Lyons, a reporter, novelist is now working on Season 2 of HBO’s Silicon Valley and he’s our guest this week.

The Structure Show 2014

Do you remember The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs? Also known as the Fake Steve Jobs blog, it took the world by storm starting in 2006. Bounties — and iPods — were offered for anyone could unmask the anonymous scribe.

Dan Lyons, aka Fake Steve Jobs.

Dan Lyons, aka Fake Steve Jobs.

FSJ mania reached its fever pitch in May 2007, when Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates kicked off a historic joint appearance with (real) Steve Jobs at the All Things D conference thusly:

Well, first, I want to clarify: I’m not Fake Steve Jobs.”

FSJ, who was subsequently outed as tech journalist Dan Lyons, is now writing for Silicon Valley, Mike Judge’s very funny take on on our favorite set of zip codes. And Fake Steve, er, Dan, has lots to say about Hollywood’s obsession with the cradle of tech innovation. Warning: some language may be NSFW, but hell, if you watch HBO, you can take it.

So if you’re a FSJ or a Silicon Valley fan, listen up at around minute 15.

And, as usual, Derrick Harris and I chit chat about this week’s news, including the new IBM-Apple enterprise mobility partnership (Dan has some thoughts on that too); Microsoft headcount today vs. tomorrow, and robots, robots, robots.

 

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