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02-25-2010, 03:03 PM #1
"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.
02-25-2010, 03:24 PM #2
02-25-2010, 03:35 PM #3
wow, a personal phone call from Steve Jobs himself, that was cool.useful? hit the thanks button!
02-25-2010, 03:48 PM #4
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02-25-2010, 03:57 PM #5
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
02-25-2010, 04:10 PM #6
02-25-2010, 04:11 PM #7
He should have totally asked why the iPad wasn't more impressive and was missing a few common sense items.
02-25-2010, 04:26 PM #8
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.
Last edited by Bluprint; 02-25-2010 at 04:29 PM.
02-25-2010, 04:35 PM #9
02-25-2010, 04:52 PM #10
if steve called me i'd b!tch him out about the ipad. and record the conversation.
02-25-2010, 05:05 PM #11
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.
02-25-2010, 05:07 PM #12
He's my grandfather
02-25-2010, 05:14 PM #13
that's awesomeI am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
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02-25-2010, 05:38 PM #19
lol @ squarewheel
02-25-2010, 05:47 PM #20
Nice song to pick for the winner. Also he gets the gift of tax on 10k.
Last edited by Cer0; 02-25-2010 at 06:01 PM.