I once spent considerable hours chatting to a woman in a Singapore bar. Her brother later informed me she was a man. As well as a woman. We all do make terrible mistakes. We all spend our lives desperate not to be fooled.
So I am showering in sympathy for the Daily Mail, which was reportedly fooled into declaring that the iPhone 4 may be recalled.
TheNextWeb could scarcely trust its vision when it read in one of the U.K.'s more interesting newspapers that Steve Jobs himself had tweeted: "We may have to recall the new iPhone. This, I did not expect."
Though the article has since been removed, TheNextWeb shows that the original headline was "Apple boss Steve Jobs reveals iPhone 4 may be recalled."
The purported recall seems to have been something to do withthat seems to have particularly offended left-handed people.
It should be pointed out that, unlike some Twitter accounts, Twitter.com/ceoSteveJobs is remarkably clear that these might not be the words, thoughts and musings of Apple's CEO.
It declares: "I don't care what you think of me. You care what I think of you. Of course this is a parody account."
Indeed, it might have been something of a clue that on Saturday, he tweeted: "Oh, yeah, everyone's been holding the mouse wrong too." And on Friday, he offered: "People who live in houses shouldn't throw glass phones."
But perhaps the biggest clue might have been given by the number of followers this fake Steve enjoys. Yes, a mere 101,829. If this was the real Twitter account of the real Steve Jobs, surely there might be a few more fanpersons than that.