Rohit Khare (khare@pest.w3.org)
Thu, 18 Apr 96 14:49:30 -0400

Yes, it's true, c|net is planning to create new shows about computing and
digital technology. Of course, everybody wants to give their two cents
worth about what these future TV programs should be like. Here are some
suggestions that we pulled off the Internet that we definitely will *not*

"This Old Mainframe"--Host Bob Vila revamps a Univac and shows you how you
can turn an old PC into a functional doorstop or other decorative object.

"My Three Suns"--Neighbors wonder why Steve Douglas keeps three Unix-based
workstations in a suburban neighborhood.

"Wang Can Cook"--Chef Charles Wang blends together software in an
incomprehensible manner from companies he's purchased. Studio guests
grudingly pay ever higher prices for his creations.

"Leave it to Spindler"--The Spindler tries to earn money by selling
apples, but finds he can't sell them for as much as he paid for them;
tries to make it up in volume. Ward, June, and the Board of Directors

"Mayberry CPU"--Andy discovers that his digital clock has more
intelligence than Goober. Aunt Bea debugs Floyd's electronic cash

"Mr. Rom's Neighborhood"--Mr. Rom puts young ones to sleep by reading
selections from various IBM documentation.

"Says Me Street"--Muppet-like forms of Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, and
Scott McNealy show children how to work and play together on the
information superhighway. Large character known as Big BlueBird is a
favorite of the kids, although no one really knows why.