It took a year for anyone to figure out that Forbes (now Newsweek) writer Dan Lyons was the guy behind the Fake Steve Jobs blog. Now, a couple of years later, the blog is still going strong. And it remains very, very funny.
Now Lyons’ success in writing about Steve Jobs may lead directly to the blog being shut down, we’ve heard.
Earlier this month EPIX announced that they’d be creating a TV series based on Lyons’ book Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs – A Parody. Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm) is directing the pilot. Lyons is writing the script.
The show is about a made up person named Tom Rhodes who’s personality is largely based on Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley “titans.”
Apparently the show will have an online component – a blog or website or both – and there’s some fear that the Fake Steve blog will confuse people.
We’re reaching out to Lyons for comment. But not to worry, soon we’ll have a Steve Jobs puppet show to take its place.