Jan 09 2014

A blast from my Forbes past

Published by at 9:13 am under Forgery,General,Journalism

I couldn’t resist feeling nostalgic for the golden era at Forbes in the late 80s when ┬áJim Michael and Bill Baldwin and Laury Minard were at their peak and the plague of of the Internet hadn’t yet trashed the grand old magazines of the past.

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This was my first home run, my second cover story for Forbes, one born from an offhand discussion with Sam Whitmore, my old PC Week boss, who returned from a demo of the first color copier at SIGGRAPH with a hysterical story about trying to persuade the Canon rep to scan a $20 bill.

I’ve told the back story of how the article was written, but after some searching, found a copy of the original and scanned it. Forbes never put its archive online and I figured screw it — I asked their reprint department for permission to post this and they wanted a gazillion dollars. So, in the spirit of information wants to be free, here is how I forged my paycheck on a Mac. PDF below.

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One Response to “A blast from my Forbes past”

  1. Jay Son 10 Jan 2014 at 8:16 am

    Leonardo Dicaprio has nothing on you Mr. Churbuck!

    Nice article. Forbes readers that paid attention back in the day owe you some thanks. Fewer checks in system these days, but fraud estimates still counted in billions with a B…..!

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