Software vendors it would seem are becoming firmly entrenched in their "I write the history" magnate status, with one the big Apples himself, Steve Jobs, attempting to gag the publication of an unauthorised biography.
The book (which is not yet a book and which may not ever become a book if Jobs gets his way) - entitled The second coming of Steve Jobs - has reportedly been held up in production due to Jobs' refusal to grant photographic rights.
The book's author, Alan Deutchman, is crying foul and claiming that in refusing to grant photo rights, Jobs is effectively gagging free speech as well impeding him from earning an honest buck and so forth and so on . . .
What Deutchman has failed to realise is that Jobs is really a fairly generic looking IT individual, so why not simply use an artist's impression and be done with all the fuss.
To prove the point, Tabloid is running a Steve Jobs look alike competition. To win ARNnet freebies and a ticket to the ARNnet launch on Wednesday the 30th of August, just send a jpeg of your Steve Jobs look-alike to firstname.lastname@example.org. With your permission, we'll pass the best ones onto Mr Deutchman so he can consider them for use in his book.
Entries close on the 28th of August so be quick!