How to write for the Reg
Nick a story and then add 'shagging'
Avid ZDnet fan Anthonie Wain has just sent us this hurtful guide to generating Reg content:
How to write an article for The Register in 7 easy steps:
Go to www.zdnet.co.uk. Find a topical story on internet or technology news.
Copy and paste article into The Register format.
Add some sarcasm, biting comments/satire and any wild gossip/blatant lies that come to mind.
Add some irrelevant links. Add some UKisms such as shag, shagging or shagged. Chuckle to self.
Insert own name at top of article.
Post article on The Register. Applaud your high sense of journalism and integrity. A job well done.
Go back to doing nothing/drinking until a new article emerges on Zdnet.
Reckon you forgot a couple there, Ant:
Check content for typos, mixed metaphors, split infinitives, misplaced apostrophes, etc.
Rewrite piece to include some form of news content.
Write rib-tickling tabloid headline: 'ZDnet pet wets self'