Should change his name to...
The business card of an Apple store employee in Vancouver has gone loco on the internet as the world delighted in the fact that he was called Sam Sung. Toronto Web Developer Shaun O'Toole tweeted a photo of Sam Sung's Apple Store business card two days ago and it has been reposted all over the web. Despite rumours that the …
If you'd ever worked in Silicon Valley, you'd know if there's any company in the valley synonymous which "sham", it's Apple.
I think the punchline you're looking for is that Sam has an Apple coworker called Sue Yu.
In other news an employee for Samsung (Miss A Patenttroll) is also getting unwanted media attention.
Apple patenttrolls parents Banana and plum were unavailable for comment
it's Miss Pat Enttroll
it was suggested that Apple may have a spy working for them
Reminds me of the Citroen press release about Charles Peugeot being appointed Sales Director for UK.
Except Peugeot and Citroen have been the same company since 1976.
You're right, that so much funnier than my comment!!
If El Reg had reported that a Spanish "Arsh Ole" or a Finnish "Somec Unt" worked in a Apple store now that would have made my day.
Isn't there one of those high up in Nokia?
Yep there sure is - right at the top of the pile
After Dec 6th. He might find there's an injunction stopping him from entering the country because he looks too much like Apple employees.
No, no... Look at his smile... He has many, natural, rounded corners, hahaha. Everybody laugh...
Why on earth would he have been asked to remove his LinkedIn page, and why on earth did his employer have the right to force him to do so?
@JDX: and who on earth told you that his employer forced him to remove the LinkedIn page?!
"Why on earth would he have been asked to remove his LinkedIn page, and why on earth did his employer have the right to force him to do so?"
Why on earth are you assuming that happened?
I'm guessing because you don't like Apple. Classic case of bias driving cognition there, though!
I had dealings last year with an Apple Executive Relations office valled Vincent iBot!!!!
So....Samsung needs to hire......hmmmm, let's see, Christina Applegate? Another person named Steve Jobs? (hint, look on Facebook). Johnny Appleseed?
Or, find a celebrity with the last name Apple:
Oh dopey British rock stars called Chris married to skinny talentless US actresses who named their daughter Apple!
Almost as good as "Kim Yoo Suk"
If steve was still alive, this guy would have been fired already.
Except that would result in a human rights case. Perhaps he's hoping to cash out on something like that though.
Then, in the news, what song would Sam have sung? (One of my silly Samsung jokes I made up around 8 years ago.)
Bada bing (Band and big.. Just coincidental here...)
There was (still is I think) a local taco stand chain called "Del Taco", and they found a local housewife named Delta Aco to be their spokesperson. Her droll sweetness made for quite a funny series of commercials!
As yes... Del Taco is still in business, and expanding... Passable Fast Food Mexican.
Paris, just 'cause...
Good, round shoulders.
Is he young enough that his parents must have done this knowingly?
I don't presume to know anything about him but around here a lot of East Asian migrants adopt a western or westernised name because it's too difficult for the locals to pronounce their birth name.
If that's the case, bonus points if he chose the name himself.
Aye, I've seen that phenomenon.
Best example of this was a lass who chose the to call herself Ophelia.
Her surname was Coq.
I see this chap rising right to the very top of Apple Inc., much like Major Major Major in Catch-22.
Except of course that Major Major could not rise to the top.
His promotion to Colonel was turned down on the grounds that the Army Air Force were delighted to have a Major Major Major and weren't about to lose him just 'cos someone thought that he deserved a promotion.......
How many macs could Sam Sung sell if Sam Sung could sell macs?
Hmm... don't roll too well off the tongue... Oh well.
I'll have to go there tomorrow! I work across the road from there.
It's pronounced Samseong Geurup (Samsung Group)in proper revised transliteration of the Hangeul 삼성그룹.
Eh? Its still spelt exactly the same, and therefore very probably pronounced exactly the same, you pointless little fool.
If a Scotsman named his daughter Apple Macintosh would Apple sue?