So, that video exposing Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel’s complete ignorance of the internet? The one where they literally ask “What is the internet?” NBC’s canned the person responsible for the leak. Hey NBC – it was 1994. Chill out.
According to a tweet from Washington Post columnist Rob Pegoraro, the NBC employee was fired for letting the video spread across the internet – whatever the hell the internet is, anyway – and the network is now desperately trying to pull down the footage. To which we say, again, chill out. If the video was from 2011, then there might be a legitimate reason to raise an eyebrow at Gumbel’s consternated attempts to decipher that bizarre, swirly hieroglyph, the @ sign. But it’s from 17 years ago. Take a joke. Katie’s early-1990s haircut is more embarrassing than her knowledge of computers. [via Tech Crunch]