Questions raised about blueprints for Steve Jobs’ house that surfaced earlier this week

Apple Store“It wasn’t quite on the level of its iPhone 4 prototype scoop last spring, but Gizmodo generated some nice buzz for itself Tuesday when it published what it claimed are the plans for Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ new house,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “‘You knew Steve Jobs was tearing down his old mansion,’ the piece began. ‘You didn’t know what he was building in its place. Until now.'”

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Elmer-DeWitt reports, “That was good enough for CBS, ABC, the Huffington Post and a couple dozen more news outlets… Almost lost in all the breathless commentary was a story in Housing Watch that declared the plans a ‘fake.'”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: We recently ran a poll that asked, “Can you trust an Apple-related report from Gizmodo?”

From 5,951 responses, the results:
• 44.78% – No. Never.
• 20.62% – Not now, but maybe sometime in the future.
• 14.01% – Yes, but it depends on what’s in each article.
• 13.06% – Unsure.
• 07.53% – Yes, unequivocally. Gizmodo can be objective.

44 Comments

  1. We shouldn’t be shocked that Gizmodo has published a falshood, after all that is the nature of all supposed Internet “news” sites. There isn’t enough real news for each of them to get legitimate “scoops”. Ergo they have to manufacture pieces that generate life sustaining hits.

  2. We shouldn’t be shocked that Gizmodo has published a falshood, after all that is the nature of all supposed Internet “news” sites. There isn’t enough real news for each of them to get legitimate “scoops”. Ergo they have to manufacture pieces that generate life sustaining hits.

  3. I think it’s a creative shame that Steve is going to tear down that historic old George Washington Smith designed mansion just because he lacks the vision to restore it to it’s former glory like so many other such houses have been.

    (And once restored, sold for a pretty penny too, rich people like the charm of those old GWS houses as it’s unique and different living experience. Yes I know the present house is ugly POS because it’s been neglected and added on over the years for neccessity to the point it’s lost it’s original design concept)

    Steve hasn’t got that much longer to live, he won’t get much use out of the new house design and his children might like something or someplace else.

    His best option is to leave it be and let the next owner decide what to do, the demo permit is already authorized, so the next owner can either restore or build what they want. Why bother go through the hassle of construction in his near retirement age?

    Steve as usual thinks he’s going to build the perfect spec home, but the next buyers just wind up changing things to suit their tastes and making it a added on abortion like the present house is.

    Also another thing, those who design their own homes usually are not happy living in them because they know every flaw and detail of it’s construction, the pain of construction lives with them as a daily reminder, so they never really settle in and wind up selling.

    The same type of problem occurs to people after visiting a chicken processing factory, they just never look at their KFC meal again in the same light.

    People want things all packaged up and pretty like, without knowing where or how it came to be so they can enjoy it.

    Steve will be using his retirement years in his new house analyzing every light fixture and outlet placement, debating if it should have been moved a quarter inch to the left or right.

    I see it already.

    Bizarre? That’s how people are.

  4. I think it’s a creative shame that Steve is going to tear down that historic old George Washington Smith designed mansion just because he lacks the vision to restore it to it’s former glory like so many other such houses have been.

    (And once restored, sold for a pretty penny too, rich people like the charm of those old GWS houses as it’s unique and different living experience. Yes I know the present house is ugly POS because it’s been neglected and added on over the years for neccessity to the point it’s lost it’s original design concept)

    Steve hasn’t got that much longer to live, he won’t get much use out of the new house design and his children might like something or someplace else.

    His best option is to leave it be and let the next owner decide what to do, the demo permit is already authorized, so the next owner can either restore or build what they want. Why bother go through the hassle of construction in his near retirement age?

    Steve as usual thinks he’s going to build the perfect spec home, but the next buyers just wind up changing things to suit their tastes and making it a added on abortion like the present house is.

    Also another thing, those who design their own homes usually are not happy living in them because they know every flaw and detail of it’s construction, the pain of construction lives with them as a daily reminder, so they never really settle in and wind up selling.

    The same type of problem occurs to people after visiting a chicken processing factory, they just never look at their KFC meal again in the same light.

    People want things all packaged up and pretty like, without knowing where or how it came to be so they can enjoy it.

    Steve will be using his retirement years in his new house analyzing every light fixture and outlet placement, debating if it should have been moved a quarter inch to the left or right.

    I see it already.

    Bizarre? That’s how people are.

  5. Here’s another source you can’t trust as mentioned in the
    article. Forbes magazine’s story title:”The Marxist Foundations
    Of Steve Jobs’ New Home”. Would you take financial advice
    from a rag that prints such drek?

  6. Here’s another source you can’t trust as mentioned in the
    article. Forbes magazine’s story title:”The Marxist Foundations
    Of Steve Jobs’ New Home”. Would you take financial advice
    from a rag that prints such drek?

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