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Updated Psion tells us that Norwegian mobile portal Wapland has got it all wrong. The photos it claims to be the next generation Series 9 (actually, we made the name up) are not a Series 9 at all. Yes, the devices are genuine, and originate from Psion, but are concept machines that have been doing the rounds for ages, and emphatically not a work-in-progress. As for Project Odin, well we couldn't say... they said.

Nonsense, says Wapland's Espen Irwing Swang, author of the piece. The pictures are from internal source, are of much more recent devices than the Cebit mock-ups and he says, "could hardly be more authentic". So there.

Yesterday we wondered if the Norwegian predilection for psychoactive fungi may contributed to Wapland's story, a theory given added credence by this remarkable item we found elsewhere on the site.

As a helpful Norwegian reader (surname, email address and precise location of igloo withheld - ed.) attests, it's a popular pastime, and not as daft as the myth would have it:-


To: andrew.orlowski@theregister.co.uk
Subject: Reindeer urine...

Just for the record

We actually don't take this "circuitous route", we just eat the mushrooms.

This is actually not bullshit either, it happens from time to time that people in Norway goes on a bender eating these mushrooms. But usually we drink a lot of alcohol instead, because it is hard to tell how many
mushrooms you have to eat to get really wasted, and how many you can eat before you die. It is, after all, poisonus, and you have to go into the woods to get them.

For the record II

Most Norwegians don't like being referred to as "lapp's" Much as the americans killed all the indians and stole their land, we did with the
"lapp's" We of course continued to surpress and releave them of any civil rights, and hence don't want to be associated with them.

Thanks a lot for a great news site!

Best Regards,
Vidar, Norwegian.

God bless you Vidar, and keep reading. ®

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