The San Francisco tech community was left reeling today with the announcement that Jim Capparell, President of MacHome Journal would not be attending Macworld Tokyo.
Apparently Capparell made the surprise announcement after hours of drinking and smoking in a seedy downtown bar in San Francisco. Word spread quickly as airlines scrambled to deal with the sudden rash of cancelled plane reservations to Tokyo.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” one representative for United Airlines commented from the San Francisco International Airport.
While several calls to Mr. Capparell went unanswered, we did catch up with him outside of his Market St. office. When asked about the decision and whether this will hurt the show overall, Capparell only said, “F*ck off!”
Representatives for the United States Department of Justice contacted by MacCentral today indicated they were aware of Caprarell’s impending decision.
“We were hoping that Mr. Caparell would reconsider his decision and save the show,” an unidentified agent said. “We tried to talk to him earlier today, but he told us to F*ck off!”
Obviously the full impact of this decision has yet to be felt. While we cannot confirm the details, officials from the Japanese embassy are apparently on their way to the White House to meet with top officials from this country.
When asked what affect this may have on the show, Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, said, “Who? Jim who? F*ck off!”