Confirmed: Law suite against Time has begun preperation

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  • Reply 41 of 59
    murkmurk Posts: 935member
    Steve:



    My advice is to move on. First, think up some cute reference to Time for tonight's message. How about, "Think Time knows everything?Think Different". Rework the keynote. Move the iMac to the first thing. Say, "we gave you little teaser of this last night, but to really appreciate how cool it is, you have to see it in person." Switch the G5 to the "and one more thing." Or use the new digital device. That's your call. You know more about them than I. If you need more help, give me a call.



    Oh, yeah. Almost forgot. Sorry for any part I played in this. I mean I really wanted to know, but didn't want to know? if you know what I mean. Now that this has happened I feel kind of smarmy. I'm really going to try kicking this rumor site addiction.
  • Reply 42 of 59
    Time did this to "ginger", too. Or was it Newsweek? I read all about it the night before, in seven page spread with photos.



    If I were Steve, I'd want to own AOL/Time Warner right about now. I'm thinking, Apple either gets free advertising for as long as the two companies are existing, or at least free cable internet for every Apple owner. But maybe Steve would want to run his own media company, just change AOL/Time to Apple Media and Computer Corp.
  • Reply 43 of 59
    marcmarc Posts: 19member
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>



    I doubt he told them to do this. It doesn't seem like something he'd do.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    yes, it is he's telling us to goto bed. even as its 8pm on jan 7th here in nz
  • Reply 44 of 59
    casecomcasecom Posts: 314member
    [quote]Originally posted by pathogen:

    <strong>Time did this to "ginger", too. Or was it Newsweek? I read all about it the night before, in seven page spread with photos.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Time had the Ginger story too. But I think that Sunday release was according to plan, to get coverage in the Monday papers and to drum up publicity for the "Good Morning America" show. Time releases news of its Person of the Year on the day before publication, too.



    But this one looks like a mistake. Someone at Time Canada screwed up.



    MacFixIt is reporting that the article was briefly posted on Time's U.S. site but was taken down.
  • Reply 45 of 59
    The way Apple has been playing the publicity this weeks makes me think that, even if Steve didn't plan this early release/leak, he still can't be that p*ssed off about it. I mean, this just whips the frenzy that much higher doesn't it?



    Well, it does for me anyway.



    Thank goodness the keynote is in the morning, I'm wound tighter that a watch spring.



    *sproing!*



    tsukurite
  • Reply 46 of 59
    Well, it's official <a href="http://www.timecanada.com"; target="_blank">http://www.timecanada.com</a>; now forwards to <a href="http://www.time.com"; target="_blank">http://www.time.com</a>; with nothing about the iMac.... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />



    [ 01-07-2002: Message edited by: Evan Cook ]



    [ 01-07-2002: Message edited by: Evan Cook ]</p>
  • Reply 47 of 59
    nav3nav3 Posts: 34member
    I just noticed that too



    but <a href="http://www.timecanada.com/index.adp"; target="_blank">http://www.timecanada.com/index.adp</a>; works



    [ 01-07-2002: Message edited by: nav3 ]</p>
  • Reply 48 of 59
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    hahaha, Steve must've made a hell of a phone call to Time.
  • Reply 49 of 59
    a/uxa/ux Posts: 38member
    [quote]Originally posted by Evan Cook:

    <strong>Well, it's official <a href="http://www.timecanada.com"; target="_blank">http://www.timecanada.com</a>; now forwards to <a href="http://www.time.com"; target="_blank">http://www.time.com</a>; with nothing about the iMac.... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

    ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    This either means that Time boobooed and somebody fixed it, or they and Apple are having a lot of fun throwing bones to the Macheads and watching us run after them.



  • Reply 50 of 59
    nebrienebrie Posts: 483member
    [quote]Originally posted by A/UX:

    <strong>



    This either means that Time boobooed and somebody fixed it, or they and Apple are having a lot of fun throwing bones to the Macheads and watching us run after them.



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    No, it's still there, they just made a new index page that supercedes the original one that forwards you to time.com.
  • Reply 51 of 59
    casecomcasecom Posts: 314member
  • Reply 52 of 59
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    You can still <a href="http://www.timecanada.com/story.adp?storyid=1"; target="_blank">read the article</a>.
  • Reply 53 of 59
    crusadercrusader Posts: 1,129member
    Apple legal met with Steve last night? Only if Steve was in town (DC), or Apple's law firm flew out late last night.
  • Reply 54 of 59
    Okay...look at it this way. Apple allows timecanada to leak something last minute so the rumorwhores (i.e. us) get a sneak peak for being up so many late nights.



    The iMac isn't the main introduction.



    Steve gets up, introduces, changes to the iBook, G4 speedbumps, and the new iMac with iPhoto. Oh, and one more thing...
  • Reply 55 of 59
    &lt;I'm making it up.&gt;

    Apple legal will not be involved.



    Stories are placed on embargo, and if the press decides to publish it, so be it. However, then they will face (in this case) the Wrath of Steve (if indeed he's annoyed), and possibly be not privileged to see information in the future.

    &lt;/I'm making it up.&gt;



    Take a nap, people.
  • Reply 56 of 59
    bubbabubba Posts: 7member
    I do not see the time canada article anymore. Do you think the site could have been hacked for a while?
  • Reply 57 of 59
    [quote]Trust me, I was in his office when he found out. I nearly got fired just for being there because he was pissed.<hr></blockquote>



    The BS filter just kicked in. Unless there were 500 people in SJ's office at the time, I highly doubt an insider would make himself so easily identifiable.



    I don't doubt that Apple Legal is involved, just your phony "insider account" of it.



    [quote]Apple legal met with Steve last night? Only if Steve was in town (DC), or Apple's law firm flew out late last night.<hr></blockquote>



    Bravo.



    [ 01-07-2002: Message edited by: Mr.Potatohead ]</p>
  • Reply 58 of 59
    Apple can't afford to sue Time. Time would bury the whole "legal team" at Apple with years of paperwork. Time would just keep the suit going until Apple ran out of money....

    Much like the Church of Scientology did to the Cult Awareness Network.
  • Reply 59 of 59
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,001member
    Well I just saw this in the morning...let me be the latest to say "Holy ****ing shit!"
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