A pretend letter from Sean Connery to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is making the rounds on social media following the actor’s demise on Saturday. Just to reiterate: it’s pretend, the product of humor website Scoopertino, which posts satirical articles about Apple and goings-on at its Cupertino (get it that’s the title) headquarters.
The typewritten letter dated 1998 purports to present Connery’s outrage over Jobs asking him to seem in an Apple industrial. “I do not sell my soul for Apple or any other company. I have no interest in ‘changing the world’ as you suggest,” it states. “You are a computer salesman, I am fucking JAMES BOND!”
But the web loves issues which might be too good to be true, and Sunday morning, the “letter” was circulating on Twitter.
Jon, I respect your views however please take a look at the analysis debunking this letter. It hurts us all when good folks flow into fakes. https://t.co/IHNO8bvPX7
— Steven Levy (@StevenLevy) November 1, 2020
So, it does sound like one thing Connery may need mentioned/typed, however I feel the primary giveaway is the little “007” watermark within the decrease proper nook of the letter. Connery tried for years to break freed from James Bond, and by 1998 he had moved on to different roles.
And as our buddies at CNet famous, the pretend letter additionally went viral in 2011 thanks to one other unsuspecting Twitter person.
As with something on the web, all the time bear in mind to belief however confirm. In this case, belief that this “letter” was a parody— and kudos on no matter search engine optimization magic you did right here Scoopertino, as a result of it’s clearly evergreen content material. Which we normally love within the web enterprise, however solely when it’s true.