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It's not often that we print a letter guaranteed to puff the ego of some Vulture Central hack. The practice is normally discouraged since it inevitably provokes demands for wage rises, more holidays, their own office, a company car, etc., etc.

More often than not, these letters are written by friends or close relations. After all, who's mum wouldn't want to see their beloved offspring's name in lights? Bless 'em...

In this case, having closely examined the evidence and positively vetted the correspondent we're convinced this is pukka. What's more, it's nice to get a bit of praise in the Vulture Central Mailbag for a change. Take it away Anne Donker, Technology Consultant and Orlowski worshipper:

I would like to congratulate you on your absolutely outstanding reporting regarding CPRM. Compared to anyone else, you are by far the most well-informed and dedicated journalist looking into this huge issue. You deserve the Pulitzer Prize for outstanding investigative work.

Without your efforts, there would not have been the enormous buzz in the high-tech/'geek' communities that eventually made IBM back off (temporarily?). The only thing, perhaps, that amazes me more than your high-quality investigative work, is the fact that not that many media outlets here are picking up on the story.

I am a technology consultant at Accenture, but in a former life I worked as a journalist. I graduated from the School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York and have sent many of my class mates excerpts from various stories of yours on the topic, trying to get at least some of them to create buzz on the subject, but most of them just don't seem to 'get it.' To me, this just underlines how rare people like you are in journalism today.

Right, that's enough of that. It's back to the abuse for the rest of the year.

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