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Bryce W
05-23-2006, 03:28 AM
There has been the news all over the net of the BBC accidently interviewing the wrong guy about the digital music industry.

Basically the BBC thought they were interviewing computer expert Guy Kewney but got a cabbie who was waiting around the studio waiting for a fare. Read here for more:
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=1962731

Anyway, this news has been out for a while. Here is the video accociated with it.

http://www.sillycake.com/media/8556/Funny/BBC_Interviews_Cab_Driver.html


I love the look on his face, it goes "what the....umm... wait wait!......OK FOCUS"

Kiwwa
05-23-2006, 04:24 AM
Actually, the story behind this mishap is quite a bit more complex than just simply some cabbie being pulled into the studio, I actually explain the entire incident on a podcast that I and some friends host together called One Story Short (http://onestoryshort.sparkteam.com).

We talk about it at EXACTLY 10 minutes into our 4th episode, the direct link to our audio is here (http://onestoryshort.sparkteam.com/audio/oss-Episode04-may182006.mp3), check it out and if you enjoy listening click here (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=128015727&s=143460) to subscribe, we aim to get out at least one episode a fortnight. :)

Jura
05-23-2006, 02:02 PM
Since when would a taxi driver not be an expert of Internet music downloads? I'm more surprised that in the article they had the Internet with a capital I, which people forget. Anyway, I wonder if it gave them a boost in ratings?

Bryce W
05-23-2006, 03:28 PM
Anyway, I wonder if it gave them a boost in ratings?

It probably would have, hundreds of reputable main-stream news services mentioned it. As the saying goes, any exposure is good exposure.

Illuminati
06-23-2006, 12:55 PM
It probably would have, hundreds of reputable main-stream news services mentioned it. As the saying goes, any exposure is good exposure.

Not *any* exposure..... ><;

Example: Science reveals that there are, in fact, aliens out there. If exposed, this could do several things, including...

1) Freak people out and start an age of paranoia.
2) Give people closure about their previous thoughts.
3) People crying out to destroy said invaders, potentially causing a rift in the relations of different countries (moreso than there already is).

I mean, the possibilities are endless - but the first thing that could happen (and probably would) is reason enough not to expose it.

a1whs.com
06-23-2006, 03:29 PM
Maybe i should get rid of bbc domain that i got just incase bbc arrests me or something.

illusion
06-23-2006, 08:04 PM
I can't believe BBC would do such a thing. Wouldn't you think that the guy might come in a helicopter or a limo and actually ask the front desk people :confused:

Bryce W
06-23-2006, 08:52 PM
Im pretty sure it was a last minute "holy crap, where is he? hes supposed to be on now" rush where they grabbed the guy who they thought it was rather than actually asking him.
I dont think the cabbie is the sharpest tool in the shed either since he didnt know why he was on the stage until they started airing.