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America's largest chain of IT superstores has refused to sell a new computer magazine because it claims it is littered with obscenity. Although CompUSA has removed all unsold copies of In Formation from its shelves, it confirmed it has not received a single complaint from consumers. But publisher David Temkin believes CompUSA has a more sinister agenda and spiked the publication because of its sceptical and irreverent view of technology. "Clearly, CompUSA doesn't want its customers to think twice about the computers it sells," he said in an interview with online news service TechWeb. But this was vigorously denied by Suzanne Sharlton, director of PR at CompUSA, who said that it had not banned the magazine because of its editorial stance. Instead, she said, the company made the decision because the magazine contained bad language. "The content was a little less family oriented than we would have liked," she said. "It contained obscene language and we didn't want it in our stores." Temkin told The Register last night: "That's f$%king rubbish. OK, there's the odd f^&king swear word -- there's no f*£king harm in that, is there?" Or something along those lines. ®

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