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Conde Elevator Tweeter Remains Masked

For those of you still following the saga of “CondeElevator,” the anonymous Twitter account supposedly written by a Conde Nast employee: It’s probably not written by Conde editor John Jannuzzi, says the Daily Beast. This update comes a day after the same publication cited “multiple sources” identifying Jannuzzi as the account’s author. And several hours after Jannuzzi himself said he wasn’t the Twitterer in question. The Daily Beast now says it “overstated the likelihood that Jannuzzi was behind the feed,” and that it “regret[s] publishing the update.” Back to work! Or vacation!


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus