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It’s a sad but sobering reminder that even the venerable Revision3 is a business; a network that has to make money and earn the keep of the shows that they produce on a regular basis. If the shows don’t manage to find an audience or don’t bring in the sponsorship revenue to make them worth […]

The End of TWiT?

Posted by Alan Henry on October 23rd, 2006

This Week in Tech, the TWIT network’s flagship podcast, is going on hiatus for the next two weeks, apparently this week because it was too nice outside to do a podcast and next week because Leo’s away on a Geek Cruise. Leo claims in a post at the TWiT website that This Week in Tech […]

The Province Interviews Andy Walker!

Posted by Alan Henry on March 2nd, 2006

The Province, part of the Canada.com network, recently interviewed Andy Walker about the eventual expansion of hacking attacks and malicious code from the desktop PC to PDAs, cellphones, and even other handheld devices like portable music players like Apple’s iPod. Andy explains that something of a “perfect storm” is brewing in the IT security world, […]

Hilarious G4 Spoof Ad

Posted by Alan Henry on January 11th, 2006

Found over at the TechTV Forever Yahoogroup [ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/techtv-forever/ ] the famous John Highway, of I Heart Morgan Webb fame [ http://www.iheartmorganwebb.com/ ] found this following spoof ad for G4 television that’s not only hilarious, but probably true: [ http://members.aol.com/mattpak/g4_2006.jpg ] Mirror: [ http://www.iheartmorganwebb.com/userimages/g4_spoof_tvlineup.jpg ]

Copyright Crackdown

Posted by Alan Henry on August 2nd, 2005

In an attempt to further erode your rights and encroach on the realm of fair use, the music industry is sinking more money into preventing you from using your own music that you’ve bought and paid for the way you’d like to use it instead of sinking more money into finding oh, I don’t know, […]

Ground Rules for the Windows-Macintosh War

Posted by Alan Henry on May 31st, 2005

Not my opinion this time, but I have to say that David Pogue does bring up some really amusing (and all too true) points with this article. I for one try to stay out of this particular battle altogether: I use a Macintosh at work (by choice, I have a PC available) and a PC […]

Keeping our Eyes on the Prize

Posted by Alan Henry on February 1st, 2005

I was literally shocked when I found out that the outstanding documentary Eyes on the Prize, that chronicles the struggle for civil rights regardless of race in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, could not be redistributed or shown again because the copyright licenses that the filmmakers had to show much of the […]

Communism and Copyright Reform

Posted by Alan Henry on February 1st, 2005

That’s right. I’m behind the pack on this one, but it was a decent story to bring to the table anyway. Bill Gates called people in favor of reforming copyright laws “communists,” or more precisely, “No, I’d say that of the world’s economies, there’s more that believe in intellectual property today than ever. There are […]

G4TechTV Switches Name Back to G4

Posted by Alan Henry on January 11th, 2005

In a press release earlier today, G4 finally stopped kidding itself (and us for that matter) and formally announced it’s name as G4 – Video Game Television. It’s a move that everyone expected from the getgo, finally putting the last nail in the coffin that holds the fond memories we all remember as TechTV, and […]