TechTV Fans Mad as Hell

Looking for a recipe for dissension? Comcast has it. Take two cable networks designed for technology enthusiasts with very different bents -- newbie G4 for young gamers and veteran TechTV for computer geeks of all ages -- and merge them. Fire the staff of TechTV, the network you bought, and be sure to drop the show that has some of the most fervent fans and a host with a cult following. For good measure, take the network's widely linked archives offline for weeks... Ken Edwards, a 26-year-old database specialist at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, has been watching since ZDTV launched. He claims to own every current game console but only watched one show on the old G4. He tracks some of the backlash to the cancellation of Call for Help and the uncertainty over Laporte's future. Edwards and others are bemused but pleased that Laporte's show has been picked up by G4techTV Canada and may eventually reach the United States through syndication...
Source: WIRED News I was interviewed for this article on Tuesday. Not only that but my rant referenced in the article was linked! I had a great phone conversation with Staci Kramer and found out just how many other folks out there are really ticked. Its pretty cool being quoted in the same article as David Pogue! Thank you WIRED, and welcome new readers! The stats don't lie! It now looks like Candy Apple Red is winning out in my current poll. I would have had this up in the AM but I have been very busy at work lately. Both Jake and Neil beat me even. But thats what happens when you are going back to college, managing a newspaper network and doing freelance web design, the blog sometimes waits till the last minute before I go to bed. I'll live with that, I am passing my classes, and everything is going great right now :)

Comments (2)

    I feel your pain. The two communities, G4 and TechTV, are clearly not compatible. I am a bit of a gamer however I am not interested in watching it on TV for extended periods of time and would prefer a channel dedicated to technology news and more computer related topics. However, there has been a lot of outrage about this so far so maybe something will be done to at least improve the current situation.

David:

I've always felt that Comcast is a clueless dinosauer just waiting around for extinction to catch up with it. Here's a great example. Raise your hand if you really thought G4 and TechTV viewers were compatible. Put'em down. Raise your hand if you thought canceling a show that helps users get their PC working right. Put'em down. Raise your hand if you think taking the TechTV archives offline for weeks on end were a good idea. Put'em down.

Why was I telling you to put'em down? Surely none of you had them up to begin with. G4TechTV....sorta like going rafting in the Sahara desert, huh?

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