Wednesday, May 17, 2006
London (Reuters): The BBC has revealed that a bewildered man it interviewed live on TV in the mistaken belief he was the editor of a technology website was, quite literally, ''the wrong Guy.'' He was Guy Goma, a graduate from central Africa, who had gone to the BBC's News 24 studios for a job interview. Goma sat down in the BBC reception and waited to be called for the interview. A producer greeted him, led him to a studio, seated him on a stool and clipped a microphone to his lapel. A business presenter then introduced the clearly startled Goma as the editor of a technology website and asked if he was surprised by computer company Apple's victory in a trademark dispute with The Beatles' Apple Corp. He gamely answered, and grappled with two more questions about music downloading, before the flustered presenter thanked him and moved on.
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