A former student of mine, Howard, has just pulled off an amazing prank. I don’t know whether to be proud or ashamed. Howard is a tech guru. A few days ago, he created a fuzzy, yet intriguing, rendering of a cell phone. He sent emails to several media outlets saying he wanted to leak the design. One of the outlets, an online tech magazine, believed him. Others followed. now the design is all over the web. At least one reader has commented that the image looks phony, but most seem to accept it as true.
By the way, Howard is 15.
The image here is his handiwork: http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/25/is-this-the-motorola-motosplit/.