Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 09:21

BBC site makes Thatcher slip

Written by Nick Farrell



Irony lady killed by unions

The BBC made an ironic cock up when it came to reporting the death of Margaret Thatcher.

It was in such a hurry to break the news of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's death, the BBC report claimed she had died of a "strike". Thatcher was famous for breaking the power of the UK unions so the implication on the UK’s premier news site that she might have died as a result of industrial action was seen as a bit ironic.

"Baroness Thatcher dies: Reaction as former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies following a strike, her spokesman says," read the story. Lady Thatcher in fact died of a stroke on Monday night aged 87.

As one twitter pointed out, it looks like the unions have the last laugh after all. Thatcher was famously anti-IT and refused to touch a computer. This is about the only technology angle we can find. [More than enough. Ed]

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments