Update 2: BBC interviews both, er, Guys
Update 1: Reader Nick informs me that the dude was not a cabbie but a Business Studies graduate, Guy Goma (ya, same first name), from the Congo, applying for a high level IT job with the BBC (more here from the blog of the real Guy J Kewney). Thanks Nick!
This is the look of a man who knows he is in over his head.
This black taxi driver was mistakenly interviewed by the BBC, who thought he was an IT expert named Guy Kewney — a WHITE, bearded technology expert — who was supposed to speak on online music.
The dude even gamely tried to answer the questions posed to him by the reporter. You have to watch the video of the interview (also viewable at
Youtube this new Youtube link and Google Video link). That look on his face was priceless. In the transcript of the interview, it was described as Face of horror.
A computer expert has described his astonishment at seeing the BBC's 24-hour news channel interview a taxi driver — in the mistaken belief it was him.
Guy Kewney — a white, bearded technology expert — was astonished to see himself appear on screen as a black man with an apparent French accent. He was even more shocked to see himself unable to answer basic questions about the legal battle between the Beatles' Apple Corps and Apple Computer over the use of an apple symbol.