Ashlee Vance: The Mother of all Polls

Hero or Zero? The readers must decide

Poll Our stateside correspondent Ashlee Vance has been taking a bit of a pasting recently from irate readers who objected to ongoing coverage of the American Dream on wheels - the Segway.

One tirade of abuse stood out above the howling mob of opprobrium because it raised an interesting question which we believe demands clarification. Take it away John Gray in last week's letters:

Have you guys ever noticed the lack of real wit and talent from Ashlee Vance?

Ashlee perhaps tries to hard to be clever but it just comes out as retarded. Maybe in the UK you find her humour funny because it is so bad? Let me know if I'm supposed to laugh at her instead of with her.

I've typcially enjoyed the Register for over six years. Maybe I'm the only loyal fan who thinks she's garbage (rubbish) but perhaps you would take a readers' poll?

Now, I have a brother named Ashley and also an American female friend called Ashley and since I have never met Ashlee Vance in the flesh I cannot in all honesty attest to the gender of our US polemicist.

Accordingly, we have decided to let readers decide the sex of Mr/Mrs/Ms Vance. We have also acceded to John Gray's demand for a poll to determine whether or not readers find Vance's work worthy of the mighty Reg and have furthermore thrown in a few other questions for good measure.

Vance has been informed that although there's no job on the line here, an adverse result may affect his/her prospects in the forthcoming Vulture Central pay review. So, now you know what's at stake, let's get to the poll:

Ashlee Vance is a:
Man
Woman
Ladyboy

Vance's writing is:
Divine
Putrescent
Mostly IT-related, with the occasional light-hearted non-IT piece

Vance is a:
Silicon-clad St George
Intel whore
Microsoft running dog lackey

Vance plays air guitar to (this question sponsored by the International Friends of Rush):
Rush
Rush
Rush

I'd like to see Vance on El Reg:
More
Less
Cleaning the toilets

And finally, this poll:
Really brightened my day. Give me more!
Sucks on a big fat one. Get me Pa's shotgun from the barn

This poll is now closed; results out shortly.

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