Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

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