Bothell, Washington, December 18, 2005 — Combining an age-old Christmas story and a bit of high-tech tomfoolery, Friends in Tech (http://friendsintech.com
) presents a re-telling of Dicken's classic holiday tale in "A Geek Christmas Carol."
This new audio production, featuring the talents of all the Friend in Tech members and some special podcaster guests, tells the story of Ed Scrooge and his holiday attempt to outsource and offshore every job in his high-tech company. Thankfully, some helpful tech "spirits" intervene and show him that there is more to life, work and Christmas than cutting costs and firing staff.Listen to the Show
Friends in Tech (FiT), is an alliance of technology podcasters, joined together for the express purpose of cross-pollination, cross-promotion and, most importantly, fun. Producing specials like "A Geek Christmas Carol"
, and their Halloween show, "The Server Room of Horrors"
, is an important part of keeping the fun in high-tech and spreading it to all their tech friends. Every FiT member plays a character in the production and several members volunteered to edit and assemble the disparate parts, recorded all over North America, into a seamless show.
FiT Member, Kreg Steppe, the writer for both holiday specials, sees them as a great way to lighten the load of stressed out, high-tech workers.
"Back in October as we were working on Server Room of Horrors, I had so much fun writing and editing that I started thinking about the next special we could produce together. Immediately, Christmas came to mind and knowing so many jaded computer techs, a Christmas Carol seemed like a perfect fit," says Steppe.
"For this production, I took about a week to write it. Once that was done, I posted it to our wiki for all the member's additions and edits. Then recording commenced and we turned to editing the raw audio. I would say it took about 3-4 weeks to put the show together.""A Geek Christmas Carol"
will be released December 18th, 2005 on the Friends in Tech web site (http://friendsintech.com
) and also via the FiT podcasting feed at http://www.friendsintech.com/wp-rss2.php
. Listeners who are subscribed to the FiT podcast feed will receive the show automatically the moment it is released.Friends in Tech
Friends in Tech members are regular guests on other member’s podcasts, bringing their unique knowledge, talent and insights to a new audience of listeners. Members also join together to create exclusive content for the Friends In Tech website, including FiT Tips
, a collection of short audio hints to help ease listener’s computer life, Retro-FiT
, a regular podcast review of all Friends In Tech podcasts.
Despite their common focus on technology, each Friends In Tech podcast provides a unique view of the high-tech world that surrounds everyday life. Member shows include In The Trenches with Kevin Devin and George Starcher (http://kevindevin.com
), ChuckChat Technorama with Chuck Tomasi and Kreg Steppe (http://chuckchat.com
), The Typical PC User podcast (http://typicalpcuser.com
), hosted by Victor Caijo, Career Opportunities: The High-Tech Career Handbook (http://welchwrite.com/career
) with Douglas E. Welch, Steve Holden’s Tech Rag Tear Outs and Tech Tidbits Daily (http://technewsradio.com
), the Mike Tech Show with Mike Smith. (http://www.miketechshow.com
/) and The Digital Experience Podcast with Lance Heath. (http://www.digitalexperiencepodcast.com
/)Listen to the Show