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  • "Old Dude" Wins $10,000 iTunes Gift Card



    Several media outlets have, perhaps, insensitively dubbed the individual who downloaded the ten billionth song from iTunes as an "old dude."

    Nonetheless, relative to the average age of most iPod owners and iTunes enthusiasts, the dude is, well, pretty old.

    Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia is a 71-year-old country music fan who just happens to have seven stents in his heart and an artificial hip. But he can still rock and roll with the best of him. If not, he will certainly learn to.

    Revealing his "mature" taste in music, Sulcer hit the magic number by downloading the 1958 Johnny Cash hit "Guess Things Happen That Way." And, just in case you're wondering, Rolling Stone reports that Sulcer was "unaware that Apple was even having a contest celebrating their 10 billionth purchase."

    Sulcer is now the proud owner of a $10,000 iTunes gift card. But what seemed even more impressive to Sulcer was the personal congratulatory phone call he received from Steve Jobs - a situation he only accepted as fact once he saw "Apple" on the caller-ID.

    From a PR standpoint, however, the unlikely outcome of this much-hyped promotion is probably a good thing for Apple. Proving one is never too old to enjoy the technology that "these kids today" use, the winner of the ten-billionth download promotion has certainly engendered a refreshing sight to see.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "Old Dude" Wins $10,000 iTunes Gift Card started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Hehe
    1. noop's Avatar
      noop -
      wow, a personal phone call from Steve Jobs himself, that was cool.
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      Lucky,
    1. ryanofdiamonds's Avatar
      ryanofdiamonds -
      any idea what his address is?
      ha just kidding

      that is pretty cool and im happy for the old dude

      kinda makes sense if you think about it
      cuz all the kids know how to not pay for music now lol


      >>btw i need a new signature. im a few years behind on that now heh
    1. matthew1111's Avatar
      matthew1111 -
      So lucky! If I had won, and Steve called me I would've told him I was jailbroken! Of course, after I got the gift card.
    1. justplainmat's Avatar
      justplainmat -
      He should have totally asked why the iPad wasn't more impressive and was missing a few common sense items.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      I would have asked him for a refund because 10,000 in itunes stuff is not worth anything if I could download it for free.
    1. ch0sen1's Avatar
      ch0sen1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      I would have asked him for a refund because 10,000 in itunes stuff is not worth anything if I could download it for free.
      So true. I mean how many songs or stuff could you download for $10,000 that would be worth DL'ing if you can 1 get it for free and 2 only have a phone that can hold but so much.
      I think he'll be giving out most if not A LOT of that gift card to family & friends.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      if steve called me i'd b!tch him out about the ipad. and record the conversation.
    1. SquareWheel's Avatar
      SquareWheel -
      Well, I'm happy for the guy. And I'm glad to see a Johnny Cash song was the 10 billionth song purchased, rather than some Black Eyed Peas garbage.
    1. Petrit's Avatar
      Petrit -
      He's my grandfather
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      that's awesome
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Petrit View Post
      He's my grandfather
      nice
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Quote Originally Posted by SquareWheel View Post
      Well, I'm happy for the guy. And I'm glad to see a Johnny Cash song was the 10 billionth song purchased, rather than some Black Eyed Peas garbage.
      Indeed. I must have misread it somewhere that the song dled was "I Gotta a (******) Feeling"...
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Quote Originally Posted by SquareWheel View Post
      Well, I'm happy for the guy. And I'm glad to see a Johnny Cash song was the 10 billionth song purchased, rather than some Black Eyed Peas garbage.
      come on BEP rock
      imma be
    1. Petrit's Avatar
      Petrit -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      nice
      Was just jokin bro =)
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Petrit View Post
      Was just jokin bro =)
      as was he
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      lol @ squarewheel
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Nice song to pick for the winner. Also he gets the gift of tax on 10k.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Petrit View Post
      Was just jokin bro =)
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      as was he
      exactly