Weird Bits: Desperate Man Who Wants To Attend WWDC 2012, Protesters Yelling ‘Wake Up’ to Apple Customers
Every now and then the tech arena brings up weird cases. We know people have an appetite for this kind of story so we’ve got your fix right here. Enjoy their weirdness.
First up is a man who can rightly be described by the adjective “desperate”. What’s he done? He’s offering to legally change his name just to get a ticket to attend the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference Apple is throwing on June 11 to 15 in San Francisco.
Posting on the San Francisco Bay Area Craigslist, the man says he “will legally change my name to yours for a WWDC ticket”.
He’s offering $1,600 plus a bonus of $500 for anyone, who’s named Jebodiah, who’d agree to his deal . Maybe that’s his name? Or maybe he just wants that name.
Anyway, as an added bonus, the man adds:
“WWDC tickets are non transferable this year, so naturally I’m willin to legally change my name to yours in order to buy your ticket. To sweeten the deal I will perform the following duties on your behalf for one year:
- Jury duty
- DMV license/registration
- Any of your court ordered community service up to 40 hours
- Visit your senile grandfather once a month”
Apple announced its WWDC on Tuesday and got it sold out reportedly after just two hours from when it opened registration. As mentioned by the poster, Apple does not allow tickets to be transferred to other people.
Next up, we have protesters in Australia telling (yelling is more like it) Apple users to “WAKE UP.”
What are they protesting? Apparently, they think people in Apple Stores, or by extension Apple customers, are sleeping. Metaphorically, this is again another dig at Apple users who are often ridiculed as mindless iSheep.
Here’s a video of the protest reportedly organized by a marketing agency called Tongue:
To be fair, though, in no point during the protest was Samsung mentioned. Samsung isn’t mentioned at the site the campaign leads to which is at http://wake-up-australia.com.au/.
It’s just some reports saying that it’s Samsung who’s behind all of this. It does smell fishy, though, as the site displays a countdown timer which will end on April 6. April 3 is expected to be the Galaxy S III launch and April 6 might be the release of the next-generation Samsung flagship smartphone.
So there you go. All the weirdness we’ve found lately. Tell us what you think in the comments below.