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Government Announces Penguin-Proof Firewall

Apr 01, 2008, 17:59 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Today, government spokesman Uma Head made a startling announcement--that there were too many foreign operating systems in Britain today, and something needed to be done. She declared, 'Over the past decade or so, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the choice of operating system, at the cost of our own native operating systems.'

"Naturally, her comments have drawn both fire and applause. One advocate of the scheme, Lou Smorals, agreed with Uma Head, stating, 'The effect of other operating systems on the software industry in the UK has been devastating. Annually, the cost of damage runs into the millions of pounds, and it's about time something was done. These foreign pieces of software erode our own sales, leaving developers vulnerable to unemployment. It could take hundreds of years for the software trade to regenerate...'"

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