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From: Protologic
Date: 14 March, 5:11am

British humor? An oxymoron, right? The Register is British humor, isn't it? Like Monty Python, Benny Hill, the Royals. Let's see, the British have no microprocessor technology or industry, they have no software industry, their cars and motorcycles vibrated themselves to pieces, don't even mention aerospace. So what do they have left? The only thing left is to trash-talk everybody elses' technology. Those who can't do, criticize. Here is a good reference source for The Register 'reporters' <nik, nik>: http://www.nationalenquirer.com

We did, of course, point out that (a) ARM is a very fine British microprocessor company (albeit one that's increasingly the pawn of the mighty Chipzilla); (b) over half the world's game software is developed in the UK (who invented Lara Croft, eh?); (c) a McLaren car won last year's Formula One championship (though their record this season is... ahem... nothing to write home about; (d) We build very find missiles, radars and avionics systems, thank you very much. More to the point we don't "trash-talk everybody elses' technology", we simply trashtalk everybody's technology - which is not the same thing.

Clearly that wasn't enough for Mr. Logic (who we imagine to be not unlike the Viz character of the same name), who feels all ex-British colonies - Australia, New Zealand (home of Mr Travaglia's excellent Bastard Operator from Hell), Canadians (fair enough - a nation that can come up with Degrassi Junior High has much to answer for) and... er... Mr. Logic's United States (we assume - he doesn't reveal his nationality, at least not directly) - are all the same (ie. bad).

From: Protologic
Date: 16 March, 6:14am

It took quite awhile to find the source of this technology trashing, where it was originating from. Then it became obvious that the same technology trashing idiocies were originating from a common source, and the repeating parrots were either British, New Zealanders, Australians or Canadians. Again, if The Register is supposed to be humorous, it fails. If it is supposed to be a reliable, trustworthy reporting of Information Technology development, it fails. If it is supposed to be a serious, knowledgeable review of Information Technology, it fails. Jealousy is such an ugly emotion.

Indeed it is, Mr. Logic, indeed it is... ®

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