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Postby Yoda » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:49 pm

oops...

CNET wrote:August 28, 2008 5:24 AM PDT
Bloomberg mistakenly publishes Steve Jobs obituary
Posted by Caroline McCarthy

An electronic gaffe at news outlet Bloomberg mistakenly sent an incomplete obituary for Apple CEO Steve Jobs over the wire on Wednesday afternoon, and a tipster promptly sent the soon-retracted file to gossip blog Gawker.

The lengthy file contains not only a preliminary obituary for the iconic Apple chief, but also a list of suggested contacts for a more extensive story--Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and early Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki, among others.

The summary of Jobs' accomplishments, per the obituary, is that he "helped make personal computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films are made, persuaded consumers to tune into digital music, and refashioned the mobile phone." (FULL STORY)
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:51 pm

8-o yikes.

not that shocking though, as ive heard every news wire has every older celebrity or famous person's obituary 90 % completed.
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Postby knapplc » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:14 pm

Yep. This is a result of the need to rush to "scoop" everyone else on every story. Obits are all mostly written, like Snakes said, and we're just waiting for these people to die.

Now, how freaky would it be if Jobs did die here in the next two/four weeks? What an odd coincidence that would be, huh?
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Postby Yoda » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:18 pm

Well what they are saying is that they were trying to update the obit but ended up releasing it instead. Not really sure how that works but.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:55 pm

knapplc wrote:Now, how freaky would it be if Jobs did die here in the next two/four weeks? What an odd coincidence that would be, huh?


ugh, that would be eerie.
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Postby markj11 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:30 pm

Yoda wrote:Well what they are saying is that they were trying to update the obit but ended up releasing it instead. Not really sure how that works but.


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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:59 pm

Yoda wrote:Well what they are saying is that they were trying to update the obit but ended up releasing it instead. Not really sure how that works but.


Probably no different than posting here. There's a "preview" button right next to the "submit" button when posting. I've seen people click "submit" instead of "preview" on more than one occasion.

If it's set up that simple for their news stuff ("save" instead of "preview" of course), I can see how this could easily happen.

Bet Jobs' phone lit up like a Christmas tree! 8-o :-o
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:01 pm

Madison wrote:
Bet Jobs' phone lit up like a Christmas tree! 8-o :-o


if you hear/read someone has died, you call them? thats weird. :-b
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Postby Madison » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:33 am

Snakes Gould wrote:
Madison wrote:
Bet Jobs' phone lit up like a Christmas tree! 8-o :-o


if you hear/read someone has died, you call that? thats weird. :-b


Ha! :-b Nice, I didn't look at it that way. :-b
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Postby Simulacrum » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:10 am

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