Who is Fake Stephen Elop?

It’s not me. Though I’ve been accused of it several times.

I take it as the ultimate compliment my colleagues, and security team.  But I’m just not that funny.  And I wouldn’t want to risk losing my job!   Ooops.

Nokia’s controversial CEO Stephen Elop has not one, but TWO, parody Twitter accounts (@ceoStephenElop and @fakeselop). And both are terribly funny. They have thousands of followers and thousands of others too afraid to publicly follow them.

While they’re two separate writers, they have much in common. The ghost writers have yet to reveal themselves, so let’s summon the spirit of Angela Landsbury and smoke these pranksters out.

 

He knows Verizon, he must be American.  Even Americans don’t know Verizon…

 

With geek speak like that, he’s a he…

 

An intranet joke…

 

 

He’s a disgruntled employee…

 

He probably has an iPhone as his second phone.  For “testing purposes only” of course…

 

He watches Saturday Night Live clips on Sunday.  Or attempts to…

 

A “Billy Madison” reference!?  No Englishman would be caught dead watching an Adam Sandler movie…

 

He’s not Jewish…

 

He’s up on all the latest Nokia news…

 

He knows “Series 60”, so he’s old school Nokia…

 

More Ohio jokes…

 

He’s lived in Finland and knows Finnish geography…

 

Maybe he’s from the Marketing department…

 

He’s spent time, way too much time, in the Espoo headquarters grill line.  Those queues have made me late for many a meeting…

 

To sum it up, the two writers are: Nokia employees. Long time employees. Men. Still at Nokia, or just laid off. Once proud Nokians, but not so much today. Not too happy with Elop. American. Tech geeks. Living in Finland. Working in Nokia’s Espoo headquarters. Not Jewish.

Well, after intense investigation, I’ve narrowed it down to, and the culprit is…me!

But alas, it’s not, I’m not that funny. But I’m sure I know whomever the writers are. Maybe they’ll reveal themselves once they get their severance check.

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