“The appointed hour — Friday, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. PST — came and went and AT&T’s wireless had not been brought to its knees, despite the best efforts of thousands of Apple iPhone users,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“‘As far as I can tell, there’s been no impact at all,’ wrote Dan Lyons in The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs at 12:19 p.m. ‘My iPhone is working just the same as ever,'” Elmer-DeWitt reports.
“It was Lyons, writing as Fake Steve Jobs, who on Monday had encouraged iPhone owners to overwhelm AT&T’s network by turning on a data-intensive app and running it for an hour. Operation Chokehold, as he dubbed it, was intended as a protest against AT&T’s threatened imposition of data usage fees,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “By Wednesday, after the FCC’s chief of homeland security bureau issued a stern warning, Lyons began to have second thoughts.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Unsurprisingly, Dan “Royal Asshole” Lyons fails again.