With the launch of his chat room site Menshn, political scenester Luke Bozier has spent the week living out his wildest fantasies, described (incorrectly) on numerous websites as a former “aide to Tony Blair”. The media push continued this afternoon on the Daily Politics — where Bozier was billed as a “Social Media Expert”.
But a blog post on Apple’s launch of the iPhone may undermine claims that he is some form of digital sage:
“The ‘iPhone’ is a beast, and I really can’t imagine it having anywhere NEAR the popular demand that the iPod currently enjoys. I have a feeling that the iPhone will be popular only with geeks, nerds and Apple sycophants worldwide”
Staring at his crystal ball, Mystic Luke concluded:
“I think this may be the start of a long, major downturn in Apple’s fortunes. And that friends, will be justice.”
Since Bozier wrote this, the iPhone has sold more than 200 million units, Apple became the most valuable company in the world and currently has a market capitalisation of $540 billion. Meanwhile, the stock of Bozier-favoured BlackBerry manufacturers Research in Motion has crashed by 80%.
Inverse Midas touch.