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Roy Neary—Close Encounters of the Third Kind

After gallivanting around the solar system in an extraterrestrial mothership for nearly 30 years, Roy tired of its All-you-can-Eat buffet and piano bar (the guy kept playing the same five notes over and over) and asked to be dropped back on Earth. This took a little acclimation as you can imagine, and Roy would have done fine had he not turned on this television set and got a taste of the proliferation of reality shows. The last we heard, he was trying to get reinstated on the mothership.

By Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.