Wikipedia Entry Names Steve Ballmer As Some Guy’s Dad

Much more random than convincing

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How much do you trust Wikipedia?  Because, for whatever it’s worth, Steve Ballmer briefly became "Rob Dunbar’s Dad" on the user-edited encyclopedia.Wikipedia Entry Names Steve Ballmer As Some Guy's Dad

That was the only "information" anyone ever gave.  At this point, we’re not even considering the possibility of some sort of real relationship or paternity suit.  More interesting is the (probably pointless) question of who Rob Dunbar even is.

According to Google, at least two Rob Dunbars are professors.  Another is an author.  Somehow, we thought we might come along a Microsoft employee of this name, and the Wikipedia edit would make sense as a strange accusation of favoritism.  But no, no luck there.

So we clicked on over to Google’s "Images" tab, thinking that someone other than the professors and author we’d already seen could show up.  Some look-alike – a high school kid, perhaps, who was losing his hair and gaining a crazed appearance.  Again, nothing.  Ditto for the "News" and "Blogs" sections, aside from the original Inquirer report that pointed us this way.  Even a random shout around the office did no good.

Which seems to leave us with just a simple act of vandalism on Wikipedia to report.  Tips or rude corrections are welcome, or otherwise, we’re calling off the hunt.

Steve Ballmer image from Flickr user &nbspgamerscoreblog and used under the Creative Commons License.

Wikipedia Entry Names Steve Ballmer As Some Guy’s Dad
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  • http://www.knowprose.com TaranRampersad

    is covered under a very clear Creative Commons license. You are breaking that license.


    I know this because I used the same image:


    Please honor the creative commons license the original creator requested:


    • Jay Fougere

      Attribution has been added. Thank you for the attention to detail.

  • Guest

    You should take this seriously.

  • Guest

    Rob Dubar is a teacher at patuxent high school in maryland

    it was a prank by a few kids

  • Guest

    Who  posted that comment above?

  • Guest

    I meant below.

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