Culture: Television: Series
TechTV "Cribs"   (+7, -3)  [vote for, against]
See how the nerds live

This version of Cribs takes us inside the world of the techies and IT professionals.

Now you too can drool over the enormous LAN party rooms, complete with wireless ethernet, desktop mountain dew dispensers and pop up monitors.

See how the techies set up their servers. Listen to gaming hints from the pros. Ogle the power of the liquid nitrogen cooled mega-overclocked gaming monster systems. Let them show you how they juiced another 5 frames per second from Quake 3. Marvel at the workstations created by the best in the business. Watch in wonder as they play Tribes for days without any human intervention. Check out the Star Trek themed bathrooms, the Douglas Adams shrines, and countless ID software posters.

TechTV Cribs. Coming this fall. (not a rant- I'm a techie..)
-- Mr Burns, Jul 22 2002

pimp my pc
[jaksplat, Dec 18 2004]

I have a good friend with impeccable geek/nerd credentials [he's doing a Phd on (I think) reconfigurable logic]. When I went to visit him in his new flat, instead of showing me the rooms, he showed me cables and computers and a cupboard full of oatmeal coloured boxes with wee blinkenlights on them. During this tour, he gave me a running commentary on what each item. During this commentary, he used about four words and countless numbers and abbreviations. Despite my Comp Sci degree, I was completely lost.

What I'm trying to say is, I'd find this programme very boring and confusing without "for idiots" translation. This show needs a host.

[A little later] Neutral vote becomes croissant because this programme would get good ratings in the desired market sector: males, 18-35, high disposable incomes.
-- calum, Jul 22 2002

calum: Two hosts, using SAP would be ideal..

Main audio channel host: John Carmack. He tells it like it is, then tells you how you need to upgrade..

SAP channel: Man Show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. They break it down for the non-nerds, all the while letting everybody know how much more important it is to get laid than to set up your house with gigabit Ethernet... Bonus: Virtual girls on trampolines
-- Mr Burns, Jul 22 2002

As long as Leo Laporte doesn't host it.
-- waugsqueke, Jul 22 2002

TechTV Cribs: seeing the cellars of the parents of the players in the computing world.
-- watermelancholy, Jul 23 2002

I think the problem with this idea is that there wouldn't be enough differentiation. A LAN is a LAN and if I wanted to see someone else own a bunch of stuff I'll never afford I'd watch 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'.
-- phoenix, Jul 23 2002

//enough differentiation//

The MTV version of the show doesn't seem to run into this problem...
-- Mr Burns, Jul 23 2002

Consider the audience.
-- phoenix, Jul 23 2002

Why not? Think about it: This Old House, HGTV, Martha Stewart, "Lifestyles," the Hamptons miniseries, etc... the rich people's homes genre is popular and this would do great. Incidentally, Bill Gates has one of the coolest houses ever. He trucked in a sand beach when he couldn't have a real one. The guy's got everything. Surely techies have fun things too. The only obstacle I see is that people give more of a damn for Master P's than Steve Jobs's house.
-- polartomato, Jul 25 2002

(+) Just because you mentioned TechTV and overclocking with liquid nitrogen (I saw Patrick do that on an old episode of TSS.)
-- croissantz, Dec 18 2004

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