Dan Lyons, author of the character blog Fake Steve Blogs has posted that Apple Computer lawyers have offered him money to spike his occasionally humorous satire blog. Then he said that once he posted it, the deal was off because the lawyers wanted the transaction to be private. He wrote they were outraged that he m,ade the deal public.
We just have his word for it.
My guess is that this post was better suite for April 1 rather than Christmas time. But accusing a public company of this form of impropriety may actually generate a call or two from a real lawyer. We shall see. My guess is that Dan's next step will tell us that the conversations were just verbal and unrecorded so there's only his word--or is it the Fake's word?