Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Every now and then (or, actually, rather often) you come across a story which once again exemplifies why governments should keep their paws off anything remotely related to technology. It seems that not knowing anything about technology is one of the prime reasons why governments the world over fail so spectacularly when it comes to technology-related lawmaking. The latest in the series? France. My southern neighbours (I never acknowledged Belgian independence) are thinking about extending their piracy levy, normally found on CD-Rs and mp3-players and such, to cover tablet computers as well. However, tablet computers running Windows are exempt.
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Kochise
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2006-03-03

Is there a way to show you that I'm french also ? Show you my blue-white-red colored peter ? Seriously, you really believes that since you cannot master foreign languages, so do foreigners about your native tongue ? Grow up a little, I was told french are arrogant pricks, beside that's your kind of people that drew me into this false idea...

Kochise

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Melicerte Member since:
2006-08-29

Excuse me but... are you talking to me? If yes, than I'm sorry but I don't understand what you mean.

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jaxx Member since:
2006-10-18

Relax, I don't believe the remark was ment to be read in a bad way after all...

And I have to admit that French, from my POV, aren't that good in foreign languages... Though my thoughts are totally biaised because of a special childhood. And until "state" teacher positions where opened to all european citizens, all we got were French natives with a severly flawed accents :-) Besides that, we had a good educational system... there are other issues to complain about now :-)

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Melicerte Member since:
2006-08-29

Guess what my mother-tongue is?

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