By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
February 27, 2010

“Come on now, who is this?,” says Georgia man who downloaded the 10 billionth song

“He called me and said, ‘This is Steve Jobs from Apple.’ I said, ‘Yeah right,’ ”

That’s how Louie Sulcer’s conversation with Apple’s (AAPL) CEO began, according to the account he gave
Rolling Stone
:

“I have a son that loves to play tricks and he does that every now and then — calls me and imitates somebody.” After three or four times of asking “Come on now, who is this,” Sulcer realized that his caller ID read simply “Apple,” and only then did he believe that he was the winner of the contest and a $10,000 iTunes card. (link)

Sulcer says he didn’t even know there was a contest going on when he downloaded Johnny Cash’s “Guess Things Happen That Way,” for a mix he was making his son.

Sulcer, a father of three and a grandfather of nine, was given an iPod nano as a birthday present recently and currently has 800 or 900 songs in his iTunes library.

He’s probably going to need something bigger than a nano before he’s done.

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