Gizmodo prank earns lifetime ban from CESMikey 12 comments
During last weeks annual CES events, popular tech site Gizmodo naturally sent someone along to do some reporting. While there however, someone thought it would be funny to play a prank on the people who were giving presentations aided by LCD screens.
A Gismodo staffer took along a TV-B Gone clicker (a device that enables you to switch off any screen that has an infra-red receiver), and went around shutting off monitors while some very important presentations were taking place, leaving the red faced presenter at a loss to explain why they were experiencing such technical difficulties.
I have to say when I read the Gizmodo past last week I was disgusted to learn they were actually bragging about the disruptions they caused. They were even dumb enough to video the incident and post it on their web site. For the record I reckon it did come across as juvenile.
Well now it seems those loose lips have got them in hot water, and the Gizmodo staff member has now been banned from all future CES events.