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Old 04-01-2009, 01:05 PM   #46
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Nope. Sorry. I don't believe it's not true. Now NatCh has changed the link to make us think this is a joke. But earlier today it took you to the Sony website for press releases - it just wasn't posted there yet. Nope. I don't believe it's not true. Nope. No way.

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Old 04-01-2009, 01:07 PM   #47
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So when the village idiot yells at the top of his lungs for everyone to be serious, does it make a sound?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #48
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So when the village idiot yells at the top of his lungs for everyone to be serious, does it make a sound?
Apparently not.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:21 PM   #49
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I heard that Sony and Google decided not to formally announce this today due to Google being well known for April 1 (fools) jokes on their search engine. so, they will be putting out the official press release tomorrow, April 2nd. I can't wait to see it.

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Old 04-01-2009, 01:33 PM   #50
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:52 PM   #51
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:07 PM   #52
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Will they be selling your forthcoming new book - "A history of My Spleens, with color illustrations" ?
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:30 PM   #53
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That's where you got me!
I admit that I'm a mite proud of that particular line. I originally had this in there too, but I decided it was too much of a give-away:
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When asked for a comment on the new Sony/Google/Barnes & Noble partnership Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's only response was, "Well ... $#!^."
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:15 PM   #54
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NatCh, you dog, you! You suckered me in the whole way. I started off thinking this was a joke but couldn't get past the problem that it meant that you were posting a joke citing real vendors and I became intrigued over the DRM Lite. And so I convinced myself, with a little help from you, that it was real. So then I sat back quietly laughing my head off as I read posts from people who thought it was a joke. All the while, you're sitting back laughing your head off at the whole show. You're just a dog! And that's a compliment. Good show!!

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Old 04-01-2009, 03:42 PM   #55
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:01 PM   #56
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:47 PM   #57
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NatCh, you dog, you! You suckered me in the whole way.
He suckered me as well. I even forwarded a link to his post to several clients and had to -- in a cloud of embarassment -- followup with a note admitting I'd been suckered.

With all that has really been happening in the past few weeks -- Sony and Google partnering, B&N buying Fictionwise -- this was believeable and in my case, wished for.

I to the great master of deception in my
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:54 PM   #58
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #59
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I'm crushed. I even cleaned the pocket lint off my Barnes & Noble discount card, in hopes I might actually use it again. For shame. ;-)
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:32 PM   #60
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With all that has really been happening in the past few weeks -- Sony and Google partnering, B&N buying Fictionwise -- this was believeable and in my case, wished for.
Don't feel too bad, guys (and I use the term in the gender-neutral sense ) -- I considered all those things and used them ruthlessly and with malice aforethought in putting all this together.

Basically, I set out to "announce" something I wished would happen, and then added the negatives that I figured they'd include in the mix if they were going to actually do it, specifically because those negatives would make the whole thing more believable.


Thanks to all those who bought the pig.
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