Guy Kewney (born 30 April 1946) is a British journalist. He is best known as a personal computing pundit, starting with Personal Computer World writing a monthly column for the magazine from its launch in 1978 until its closure in June 2009. He launched the blog NewsWireless.Net in 2002 and is a founding partner of AFAICS Research. His daughter, Lucy Sherriff, is on the staff of The Register.
At the peak of the fame and influence of PCW, Guy Kewney was probably one of the UK's most influential writers and broadcasters on microcomputing technology, founding and editing trade publications Microscope and PC Dealer, co-presenting Computer Trade Video and working as a TV presenter for five years on Thames TV's Database and Channel 4's 4 Computer Buffs before helping launch Ziff-Davis in Britain as the star columnist of PC Magazine UK, PC Direct, Computer Life, IT Week, and ZDNet UK.
BBC News 24 made headlines in May 2006, when they interviewed Guy Goma live on air, mistakenly believing him to be Kewney. News 24 Journalist Karen Bowerman asked the Congolese Economics graduate questions about the Apple Corps v. Apple Computer court case under the impression that he was Kewney. Kewney did not take the mix-up well and wrote an angry response on his blog, 'NewsWireless' in which he comments "[a]nd the fact that a few hundred thousand people in the world are now under the impression that I’m an ignoramus who knows nothing about technology or Apple or iPods, and has a very poor command of English? – well, that’s not the Beeb’s problem, is it? After all, is a journalist going to sue the BBC and get blacklisted? Of course not!" .
Kewney recently came under fire from Register readers for his self proclaimed rant about Gmail. In the article he also complained about Google treating his website, Newswireless.net, as a blog rather than a serious news publication.