Pulled from the current iPodMyPhoto dot com website:
Another Day, Another iPod Scam
The subject of today's FixYourThinking article is a new website called: iPodMyPhoto.com This site promises to take your photos and turn them in to a close facsimile of the iPod Television and Print ads as seen below.
If you will notice the picture above isn't totally color saturated with purple. That's because I took an iPod ad that already exists and changed it into a color scheme that matches Jackwhispers. I wanted to see how long it took me to do it. If I had spent maybe five more minutes on it, it would be indistinguishable from an original Apple ad.
I have to give credit for the entreprenurial spirit, but this should have been a web tutorial rather than a business model.
According to a whois search, IPODMYPHOTO.COM was registered on November 23, 2004 by:
I also have to give credit for putting up such a nice website in this short of a time period:
The reason I present a snapshot of this website to you above is; I hope to maintain it for posterity sake. I would be very surprised, if after today, Apple lets the website stand. It is a blatant ripoff of conceptual art and design done for Apple and is in complete disrespect for the people that came up with the ad campaign.
I don't agree with that quote in this case. Mr. Swayzine had two options for this:
1) Create a nice web tutorial & submit to a major Mac News website (even this one)
2) Create a website & try to take advantage of people for $20
3) Then of course, there was the 3rd option; just not do it at all!
Don't fall for this ... there are several tutorials available online. I was able to find a good one by doing a quick search in Google:
* I also think the word iPod in the website title may go against Apple naming policy.