Geek of the week

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By  Published  September 22, 2006

Despite appearing in a slew of futuristic movies, current Governor of California, US, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is not known for his affinity to technology. But, thanks to an unfortunate computer leakage, he is the recipient of this issue’s GOTW.

The furore centres on an audiofile posted on the state’s website, reports the BBC.

An off-the- record audiofile appeared on a public website, the contents of which were leaked to US newspaper the Los Angeles Times, which printed the transcript.

In the recording, Schwarzenegger calls Hispanic Americans ‘hot’ blooded, “because of the black blood in them.”

Oh dear. Not good if you are seeking re-election. Arnie has apologised for his remarks, and his PR machine has gone into overdrive, calling in the police to investigate claims that the Governor’s computer was hacked. The political mudslinging has begun, watch this (cyber) space...

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