Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Daniel Lyons, a senior
editor at Forbes magazine who lives near Boston, has been quietly
enjoying the attention.
“I’m stunned that it’s taken this long,” said Mr. Lyons, 46, when a
reporter interrupted his vacation in Maine on Sunday to ask him
about Fake Steve. “I have not been that good at keeping it a secret.
I’ve been sort of waiting for this call for months.”
Mr. Lyons writes and edits technology articles for Forbes and is the
author of two works of fiction, most recently a 1998 novel, “Dog
Days.” In October, Da Capo Press will publish his satirical novel
written in the voice of the Fake Steve character, “Options: The
Secret Life of Steve Jobs, a Parody.”