Will the Real USB Co-Inventor, Please Rock On?

You know those Intel ads featuring some of their high-profile colleagues as "rock stars"? Turns out, Conan O'Brien on last night's show interviewed the real Ajay Bhatt, the Intel fellow who was a co-inventor of the USB. Trying to inject humor into IT issues is a hard sell, and usually it's such an in-joke that it only kills among fellow pencil protector wearers. One of the commenters:  "I laughed so hard!" Yeah, I admit -- me, too.

That bit isn't the first time Conan has gone to the IT-as-comedy well. On his older show, his team had the smarts to send one of the comedy writers to NBC's tech support center in Hyderabad, India, so that the writer's computer could get some personal love and care.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 10/13/2009 at 11:59 AM


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