David Pogue channels Britney Spears

November 18, 2009: 12:17 PM ET

The New York Times' columnist entertains IT types with a parody of "Ooops!... I did it again."

Pogue at Interop. Photo: Philip Elmer-DeWitt

David Pogue may review technology for a living, but give him half a chance and he'll revert to his first love: show tunes.

He did it again Wednesday, ending his Interop New York 2009 keynote at the Javits Center with one of his patented song parodies: "Apps!... I did it again," a Britney Spears classic (if there is such a thing) rewritten for the age of the Apple (AAPL) iPhone.

The performance followed an address that entertained mostly by accident. In what he described in advance as an "exercise in idiocy," he attempted 15 live demos of his favorite gadgets and apps.

We lost track of how many failed, but it seemed like more than half. "Dr. Kevorkian, call me now!" he cried after one of his simplest -- a demo of Google Info (800-GOOG-411) -- was foiled by Interop's overloaded Wi-Fi circuits.

Below the fold: Pogue at the electric piano.


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