Much Ado About Nothing

Ik wil het niet weten!

In Engeland is een beklaagde veroordeeld om als ‘community service’ de Wikipedia aan te vullen. De man had de onhebbelijke gewoonte om aan te bellen bij de buren om dan gedetailleerde feitenkennis over krijgsgeschiedenis te debiteren. Opmerkelijk zijn de commentaren van zowel de rechter als de veroordeelde:

‘Now he can spend hours and hours doing something useful while his local community is a slightly more comfortable place to be. That’s what’s so wonderful about user generated content sites; it keeps all those fixated males at home with their computers, instead of having them out and about, freaking out the rest of us.’


I’m really enjoying myself,’ said Carl, 44. ‘I’ve expanded the article on the Nazi death camps, and corrected a minor point of fact about the FV 4201 Chieftan tank. Plus I’m communicating with women in a different way now. Although it’s hard to know which of the many people on the Star Wars discussion board are actually female.’

Fixated male? Moi? Get-out-of-here!