This would be a good time to short their stock. The biggies hurt at CES would sue their a***s off. The video is really fun to watch. Except if you’re one of the people who worked hard to prepare, stage and deliver their presentation which the pranksters sc***ed with – let alone the companies that spent millions to participate at the show.
Update (1/12): Must be a slow weekend, this is still the hot topic on TechMeme. Webware, Hardware 2.0, TECH.BLORGE.com, Valleywag, bub.blicio.us, Crave, Geek News Central, The Stalwart, Laughing Squid, Silicon Alley Insider, Bloggers Blog, Scobleizer… you name it. They all (including me) missed this irony: Gizmodo themselves trashed the TV-B-Gone 3 years ago:
Mitch Altman is an asshole. And not just any asshole, but one of those snotty holier-than-thou types who has nothing better to do with the money he made as a founder of 3ware than to develop a device with the sole purpose of imposing his viewpoint on others…
…Essentially a universal remote that cycles through every possible code, the TV-B-Gone has a single purpose: to power off televisions whenever the user feels like being a dick.
So who is the a**hole now? And who feels like being a d*ck? Was this Altman’s ultimate revenge?
(hat tip: Anonymous commenter)