Hoax

Sigh, I fell for a late April fools’ trick. I took this hook, line, and sinker because of the past behavior on this site (they’ve always been a fairly straightforward tech site). I’m not happy with myself about not being skeptical enough. It’s one thing to make something up on April 1. It’s a whole nother thing to make something up on April 13.

Congrats to the Technology Evangelist show for taking over for Imus on CBS.

Oh, and the Technology Evangelist’ show looks the best out of all the videocasts we’ve watched this week on Apple TV. Better than regular TV by far. Not as sharp as Discovery Channel (which is a 1080i, professionally done show) but pretty damn good!

I’m watching their April 6th show on my HD screen right now and it shows off how an Apple TV works on a standard TV (picture gets squished).

Nice stuff!

Comments

  1. Clearly a stop gap, like the link says. “until a permanent replacement is found”. CBS needs to fill the time with something. But NO WAY this carries an adequate audience for Imus’ time slot, or makes up the $15MM in lost advertising and syndication revenue CBS will realize by their over-reaction in firing Imus. Clearly that went with a knee-jerk reaction given they didn’t have an adequate replacement lined up. A more likely long term replacement could be “Mike and Mad Dog” given that WFAN is a sports-talk station. No way a tech show lasts in that time slot on that station.

  2. Clearly a stop gap, like the link says. “until a permanent replacement is found”. CBS needs to fill the time with something. But NO WAY this carries an adequate audience for Imus’ time slot, or makes up the $15MM in lost advertising and syndication revenue CBS will realize by their over-reaction in firing Imus. Clearly that went with a knee-jerk reaction given they didn’t have an adequate replacement lined up. A more likely long term replacement could be “Mike and Mad Dog” given that WFAN is a sports-talk station. No way a tech show lasts in that time slot on that station.

  3. Just what I needed — another reason to hate April Fool’s Day. Please note the sentence at the end of the blog entry where he mentions that he’s running 11 days behind. . .

  4. Robert I think this is a joke–a delayed April 1st spoof. There is no way CBS would shift this audience in this way. Gosh when will spoofs and parodies end. We need to be more discerning. LOL

  5. Robert I think this is a joke–a delayed April 1st spoof. There is no way CBS would shift this audience in this way. Gosh when will spoofs and parodies end. We need to be more discerning. LOL

  6. Sigh. They got me to bite hook, line, and sinker. Got to be more skeptical. I hate these things too. It’s one thing to do it on April 1. A whole nother thing to do it on April 11.

  7. Sigh. They got me to bite hook, line, and sinker. Got to be more skeptical. I hate these things too. It’s one thing to do it on April 1. A whole nother thing to do it on April 11.

  8. Obviously this joke was done for extra inbound links by leveraging the hoopla surrounding Imus. That’s pretty shady if you ask me.

    Scoble – You should go back and edit your article and change links to his site to all rel=”nofollow” links and ask all others who wrote about this story to do so as well.

    His site may already have decent PageRank, but he doesn’t deserve any more from you. One should earn PageRank, not scam others to get it.

  9. Obviously this joke was done for extra inbound links by leveraging the hoopla surrounding Imus. That’s pretty shady if you ask me.

    Scoble – You should go back and edit your article and change links to his site to all rel=”nofollow” links and ask all others who wrote about this story to do so as well.

    His site may already have decent PageRank, but he doesn’t deserve any more from you. One should earn PageRank, not scam others to get it.

  10. Don’t feel bad. I woke up to this, and wrote the congrats post, only to have to quickly retract it with a “we have all been fooled” post.

    I will agree that April 12th is a bit late for an April Fool’s joke. Personally speaking, I think the holiday/event is a stupid one.

    Rex

  11. Don’t feel bad. I woke up to this, and wrote the congrats post, only to have to quickly retract it with a “we have all been fooled” post.

    I will agree that April 12th is a bit late for an April Fool’s joke. Personally speaking, I think the holiday/event is a stupid one.

    Rex

  12. Sigh, and bloggers wonder why they aren’t considered credible. Newsflash to Ed-April Fools jokes aren’t that amusing on the net anyways-11 days later doesn’t even qualify, except as trolling at the expense of credibility. Congrats on all the extra hits at Robert’s expense though, I guess.

  13. Sigh, and bloggers wonder why they aren’t considered credible. Newsflash to Ed-April Fools jokes aren’t that amusing on the net anyways-11 days later doesn’t even qualify, except as trolling at the expense of credibility. Congrats on all the extra hits at Robert’s expense though, I guess.

  14. I’m not enjoying some of the pre/post April Fools stuff. Tech news is hard enough to follow when it’s reliable. I can handle the April 1 stuff but this was ridiculous – blogs have enough credibility problems as it is, we don’t need to spend time second guessing every story.

  15. I’m not enjoying some of the pre/post April Fools stuff. Tech news is hard enough to follow when it’s reliable. I can handle the April 1 stuff but this was ridiculous – blogs have enough credibility problems as it is, we don’t need to spend time second guessing every story.

  16. Robert, it seemed like you were at least a bit skeptical since you included a question mark in the headline of your post. April the 13th would be WAY too late for something like this, but the 12th with a hint that it’s 11 days late? Sure.

  17. Robert, it seemed like you were at least a bit skeptical since you included a question mark in the headline of your post. April the 13th would be WAY too late for something like this, but the 12th with a hint that it’s 11 days late? Sure.

  18. “Sigh. They got me to bite hook, line, and sinker. Got to be more skeptical. I hate these things too. It’s one thing to do it on April 1. A whole nother thing to do it on April 11.”

    Robert, every day is April Fools Day! :)

    (Seriously, as web readers we need to be skeptical, because some out there are trying to influence us.)

    jd

  19. “Sigh. They got me to bite hook, line, and sinker. Got to be more skeptical. I hate these things too. It’s one thing to do it on April 1. A whole nother thing to do it on April 11.”

    Robert, every day is April Fools Day! :)

    (Seriously, as web readers we need to be skeptical, because some out there are trying to influence us.)

    jd

  20. Dear John,

    Have bridge steel available. Last used to span lowlands (also avaiable). May be used to reconnect reason to reality.

    Also have brother-in-law able to transport same at reasonible rate.

    Lemme’kno Bubba

  21. Dear John,

    Have bridge steel available. Last used to span lowlands (also avaiable). May be used to reconnect reason to reality.

    Also have brother-in-law able to transport same at reasonible rate.

    Lemme’kno Bubba