Wayback machine: The Fake Job


Digging through my pile of junk, I found a reference to a fake article in The New Yorker magazine titled My Fake Job that turned out to be (partly) fake itself. Unfortunately, I missed the article the first time around so I didn't get to see what all the excitement was about, but it sure sounded like a funny article. (Fractionally more details from the article here.)

I understand there are these buildings called "libraries" that keep hard copies of this stuff. Need to make a mental note to check one out someday.

Comments (7)
  1. James Schend says:

    So it was a real (fake fake) job? That’s a confusing summary.

  2. David Walker says:

    For The New Yorker magazine, you can buy "every page of every issue" (1925 to April 2006) on 8 DVDs.  Ads and all.  $63 at Amazon.com.

    A marvel of technology, this complete 80-year press run of a weekly magazine.  Half a million pages.  Printable.

  3. David Walker says:

    Wow, the price for The Complete New Yorker now seems to be $29.99 at The New Yorker’s own site, including an updated DVD.

  4. John says:

    It would be interesting to buy that DVD just to look at the ads 50+ years ago.

  5. Wang-Lo says:

    I think the lesson is: look around you — is every single person you see really on the payroll?  How would you recognize a freeloader on the Redmond campus employee lifestyle?

    -Wang-Lo.

  6. alephnaut says:

    In that vein, here’s a few chuckles on what google would have been like circa 1960.  http://fury.com/google-circa-1960.php

    I wonder if the information age will really usher in an era of productive output dwarfing every previous age.  The library of alexandria was good but with the internet practically everyone has access to almost all human knowledge!

    #naivete off

  7. Dan McCarty says:

    The Library of Alexandria wasn’t all that good…they didn’t have a very good sprinkler system.

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