Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/02/14/conflicting_standards/

Conflicting standards

The day the subs were out to lunch

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 14th February 2001 15:28 GMT

The Industry Standard extracts

Want to get the latest news on Buy.com? Look no further than the February 8th issue of The Industry Standard Europe.

Page 16 carries the sad news that Buy.com is to shut down its UK operation. If you find that a bit upsetting, don't fret. Just turn to pages 22-23 where there is happier news - John Lewis has saved the day.

In these troubled financial times, many dotcoms will no doubt welcome the magazine's 'pick your own ending' approach. Bless. ®