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After checking out Martin Sawyer's site yesterday (see Ever killed a PC?), we noticed it also contained a pretty well put together review of an ATI Rage Fury Maxx graphics card.

Ever on the lookout for new talent, The Reg human resources department swung into action and asked Sawyer if he would be interested in contributing as a freelance reviewer.

We were shocked, nay, humbled by his response:

"I've just found out that running your own Web site is a very difficult job. To keep the viewers happy, the amount of work you have to put into the site is incredible. This basically means that I'm short of time for the site as it is. I run the site and I'm still at school, in the fifth year (Scottish highers), and my other full time site operator is also still at school doing GCSE's.

"If I had time then I would say yes, but as it is, school work is taking priority, and the site is taking second priority. If I'm going to try and do Computing Sciences of some sort in Uni, then I'm gonna need to get B's in all five of my highers at least."

So it was a sad gathering of jaded old hacks seeking solace in The Masons Arms last night. It certainly wasn't like that in our day. Almost everything, with the possible exception of doing the washing up or tidying our rooms, was more important than homework.

But as the absinthe took hold, we got to thinking. If only we had stuck in at school, maybe we coulda been contenders. ®

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