Sneak's heart always sinks when he gets a vendor press release celebrating said vendor's elevation to the 'Leaders Quadrant' of Gartner's 'Magic Quadrant'. But then again – is "Vendor exits the 'Leader Quadrant' of Gartner's 'Magic Quadrant' and falls into a pit of despair, which results in it being taken over by its immediate competitor for 50 pence" a story? - Erm – well yes, that would probably be a story for Sneak, but unfortunately such vendor releases are spectacularly thin on the ground.
Of course the 'Magic Quadrant' is a square - unlike the 'Magic Circle', the UK's premier organisation for magicians, whose Latin motto "Indocilis privata loqui", means, "Not apt to disclose secrets", and should probably be nailed to the top of most vendor technology press releases.
IT and magic don't normally mix, but having been punted a release by Geoff Harrison, who 'helms' what he says is the "Worlds first dedicated magic channel – created for magicians, by magicians – TVmagicians.com", maybe Sneak needs to think again.
IPTV has been lauded to the skies - especially by IPTV vendors - as being the best thing since sliced bread. But Sneak did have one of those Twilight Zone moments when he read that Geoff Harrison "Is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians" – or IBM as they're normally known.
Now that's magic!
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