Sneak has come to the conclusion that technology journalists can be a miserable bunch of haters sometimes. He discovered this with the launch of new technology-related website Byte Me TV, which features a series of regular podcasts where IT expert Gary Schwartz chats to page 3 stunna Keeley Hazell about life, the universe and IT.
Now, the acting might not be troubling Bafta judges anytime soon, but its aims are pretty laudable – to demystify an industry which creates more acronyms than the civil service. It certainly doesn’t deserve all of the comments pinging around the blogosphere. Although Sneak noticed that the same socially inept bedroom-dwellers who snigger behind their laptops as they diss make sure they put in as many hyperlinks to Ms Hazell's homepage in their articles as possible – well, they are prodigious rankers.
Byte Me will no doubt get the youth vote, well, the male youth vote – sorry Gary. But Sneak wonders whether the intended audience of silver surfers will actually be able to find out how to connect to the interweb to watch the dang thing. Well, if anyone can rouse an elderly male relative into action, it's probably Keeley...
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