1. Michael Essany's Avatar



    Several media outlets have, perhaps, insensitively dubbed the individual who downloaded the ten billionth song from iTunes as an "old dude."

    Nonetheless, relative to the average age of most iPod owners and iTunes enthusiasts, the dude is, well, pretty old.

    Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia is a 71-year-old country music fan who just happens to have seven stents in his heart and an artificial hip. But he can still rock and roll with the best of him. If not, he will certainly learn to.

    Revealing his "mature" taste in music, Sulcer hit the magic number by downloading the 1958 Johnny Cash hit "Guess Things Happen That Way." And, just in case you're wondering, Rolling Stone reports that Sulcer was "unaware that Apple was even having a contest celebrating their 10 billionth purchase."

    Sulcer is now the proud owner of a $10,000 iTunes gift card. But what seemed even more impressive to Sulcer was the personal congratulatory phone call he received from Steve Jobs - a situation he only accepted as fact once he saw "Apple" on the caller-ID.

    From a PR standpoint, however, the unlikely outcome of this much-hyped promotion is probably a good thing for Apple. Proving one is never too old to enjoy the technology that "these kids today" use, the winner of the ten-billionth download promotion has certainly engendered a refreshing sight to see.
    2010-02-25 11:03 PM
  2. battlecrushr's Avatar
    Hehe
    2010-02-25 11:24 PM
  3. noop's Avatar
    wow, a personal phone call from Steve Jobs himself, that was cool.
    useful? hit the thanks button!
    2010-02-25 11:35 PM
  4. RonHC's Avatar
    Lucky,
    Owner of: iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, 2G
    Check out my theme: Metallic Shine HD (+SD) in Cydia
    Leave feedback and thanks
    2010-02-25 11:48 PM
  5. ryanofdiamonds's Avatar
    any idea what his address is?
    ha just kidding

    that is pretty cool and im happy for the old dude

    kinda makes sense if you think about it
    cuz all the kids know how to not pay for music now lol


    >>btw i need a new signature. im a few years behind on that now heh
    2010-02-25 11:57 PM
  6. matthew1111's Avatar
    So lucky! If I had won, and Steve called me I would've told him I was jailbroken! Of course, after I got the gift card.
    That Thanks button is there for a reason!

    2010-02-26 12:10 AM
  7. justplainmat's Avatar
    He should have totally asked why the iPad wasn't more impressive and was missing a few common sense items.
    2010-02-26 12:11 AM
  8. Bluprint's Avatar
    I would have asked him for a refund because 10,000 in itunes stuff is not worth anything if I could download it for free.
    Last edited by Bluprint; 2010-02-26 at 12:29 AM.
    2010-02-26 12:26 AM
  9. ch0sen1's Avatar
    I would have asked him for a refund because 10,000 in itunes stuff is not worth anything if I could download it for free.
    So true. I mean how many songs or stuff could you download for $10,000 that would be worth DL'ing if you can 1 get it for free and 2 only have a phone that can hold but so much.
    I think he'll be giving out most if not A LOT of that gift card to family & friends.
    2010-02-26 12:35 AM
  10. lolcats1's Avatar
    if steve called me i'd b!tch him out about the ipad. and record the conversation.
    2010-02-26 12:52 AM
  11. SquareWheel's Avatar
    Well, I'm happy for the guy. And I'm glad to see a Johnny Cash song was the 10 billionth song purchased, rather than some Black Eyed Peas garbage.
    2010-02-26 01:05 AM
  12. Petrit's Avatar
    He's my grandfather
    2010-02-26 01:07 AM
  13. xwinger's Avatar
    that's awesome
    I am not a jailbreak n00b
    I like to drink iPhoneahol...
    Circa 2008
    2010-02-26 01:14 AM
  14. battlecrushr's Avatar
    He's my grandfather
    nice
    2010-02-26 01:17 AM
  15. itaintrite's Avatar
    Well, I'm happy for the guy. And I'm glad to see a Johnny Cash song was the 10 billionth song purchased, rather than some Black Eyed Peas garbage.
    Indeed. I must have misread it somewhere that the song dled was "I Gotta a (shitty) Feeling"...
    2010-02-26 01:18 AM
  16. battlecrushr's Avatar
    Well, I'm happy for the guy. And I'm glad to see a Johnny Cash song was the 10 billionth song purchased, rather than some Black Eyed Peas garbage.
    come on BEP rock
    imma be
    2010-02-26 01:20 AM
  17. Petrit's Avatar
    nice
    Was just jokin bro =)
    2010-02-26 01:33 AM
  18. lolcats1's Avatar
    Was just jokin bro =)
    as was he
    2010-02-26 01:37 AM
  19. se23's Avatar
    lol @ squarewheel
    2010-02-26 01:38 AM
  20. Cer0's Avatar
    Nice song to pick for the winner. Also he gets the gift of tax on 10k.
    Last edited by Cer0; 2010-02-26 at 02:01 AM.
    2010-02-26 01:47 AM
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