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TechTV RIP

Info via Slashdot:

G4/TechTV announced yesterday that they are dropping the TechTV from their name, and will be known solely as G4.

I never really watched much TechTV before they were bought by G4, due to the lack of satellite/digital cable we had at the time. But what I did watch at friends’ houses was always interesting and fun. Intellingent stuff for intelligent techies. G4 seems to aim more for the lowest common denominator.

One of their new shows is going to be “Girls Gone Wired”, “a digital beauty pageant featuring the hottest 2D and 3D women on the planet.”

Worse yet, for some reason G4 has decided to start extensive coverage of “Formula Drift” racing, whatever that is. Within a few years they’ll just be a Spike TV clone.

I had really looked forward to the day when I could afford cable that included TechTV, cause I’m a dork like that. Guess it’s not to be.

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