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Readers' corner A couple of days ago, we alerted Reg readers to a provocative article attacking the UK Government's proposed ICT curriculum.

The Daily Telegraph blogger Willard Foxton took a couple of swipes at crap ICT teachers and those"exceptionally dull weirdos', otherwise known as coders.

Readers responded in droves on our El Reg Forums - and we trust none of them included the idiot who threatened to burn down Willard's home.

So via twitter.com/theregister, The Register's official Twitter home, we invited Willard to answer the programmers. And so he did, with a post on our forums, using the handle 'Boring Weirdo Willard'.

You can read it here. And you can continue the conversation on El Reg Forums.

A Womble

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'Cockwomble'

Our thanks to Reg commentard 'James Hughes 1', for using "cockwomble" in his description of Willard. More than 30 readers have already upvoted James for this startling word collision, a new one on me. But could it be messing with our heads? Let's have a poll:

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In case you are wondering, The Wombles are "fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures that live in burrows, where they aim to help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in creative ways". In the 1970s they formed a popular beat combo. You can watch them below, performing at Glastonbury.

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The Wombles return to the BBC in 2015. ®

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