Wednesday Fun Video: 1984 Gets DoubleTwist'ed

DVD Jon, who gained fame and notoriety for cracking DVD and iTunes encryption, has since devoted a lot of his time and energy into DoubleTwist, and iTunes replacement. The above video is, of course, a parody of Apple's anti-IBM "big brother" commercial that aired during the 1984 SuperBowl, this time recasting Apple -- and Steve Jobs -- as "big brother" and intimating they've become what they once mocked. All this by way of promoting the next release of DoubleTwist for Mac, coming Oct. 6.

TechCrunch has a few more details, while Fake Steve, in much harsher language, calls him a remora.

Still, we'll be interested to see what they have coming, as no doubt will Palm Pre users...

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.