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Tickle me Elmo, the internet way: the stolen Sidekick
Friday, June 09, 2006

This is one of those internet things: either you have heard of it or you have not.

I still do not know what to make out of it: someone found a Sidekick on a taxi cab around New York. The "finder" took some pictures with it, while the owner bought a new one and kept using the same contract. Because these things do everything via the service provider's server, the old Sidekick content was downloaded into new Sidekick and it just snow bowled into what it is now: the story of the stolen Sidekick.

Mean spirited or righteous deed? It is complicated. If you find something and it is acknowledged that you do not own it, it is like stealing. Like I said, it is complicated.

This whole thing is like attaching a scarlet letter, with the difference that it is an "i" or "e" or "w" (as in internet, electronic, or web) letter. Of course, people without "internets" have no idea of what is going on.

1:52 AM | 1 comment(s) |


Hey, I have more info and a funny video on the stolen sidekick.. come check it out.
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