...to my eternal shame, I am.
My former boss, Doug Carnegie, is splashed all over the Daily Mail today for apparently calling Ronnie Corbett a "little ****". The Mail gives no indication as to what the four stars stand for - perhaps it's "love" or "dear". Though I suspect not. The story got out because Doug emailed his thoughts about RC to all 60 staff of The One Show, where he's now editor. You don't email that many people and expect your thoughts to remain private.
Now Doug is a fine fellow with much to recommend him. But I am not at all surprised that he has been tripped up by technology. We used to work together on a debate show hosted by Nicky Campbell, and would often have cause to review video tapes of previous shows. Doug would only do this with an underling sitting by his side to insert the tape and press play and rewind when required, as even bog standard tape players were beyond his technical capabilities.
As a fellow technodunce, I bow to Doug. What a hero!