Austrian takes pickaxe to Street View spymobile
Septuagenarian has hard line on privacy
An Austrian old timer could be in a spot of bother with police after he chased a Street View spymobile with a pickaxe, the Austrian Times reports.
Google's Orwellian Opels have apparently come out of winter hibernation to continue their invasion of Austria. This didn't go down too well with 70-year-old Hermann Zach, who strongly objected to one prowling the streets of Steyregg earlier this week.
Zach explained: “I was working in the garden when I noticed this weird car on the road. I told the driver to make a move but he just didn’t listen. So I grabbed my pickaxe and ran after him."
Luckily for the Street View operative, neighbours were able to overpower the belligerent septuagenarian. His fellow burghers did, though, immediately start collecting signatures protesting the annexation of Steyregg to the Great Satan of Mountain View's online empire. ®
i'd like to say
street view link or it didn't happen
"Keep out of my basement!
...and away from my family" He yells as he gets rid of the intrusive geek mobile.
(I'll get my coat before anyone figures out what I'm implying about Austrians)
Here's a fine example of this at work.
A colleague once went into a diner in the US of A.
Waitress: <Heavy Drawl> "Gee. I just looove your ack-sent. You must be from Ing-ga-land!"
Colleague: "No, I'm from New Zealand actually".
Waitress: <Smugly> "Gee, doncha know it? I just knew it hadda be somewhere around there!"
Thus were the new rules of geography formed, in which there are only actually two places on the planet. America and "somewhere around England".