I always check the author
This time I hoped it WAS Lewis Page.
Good luck in your new job.
After almost five years, I'm rejoining the massed ranks of the Reg readership. Assuming my crippling hangover has subsided by then, I'll be reading from Monday in my new post as technology correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. It's been an absolute pleasure to serve this unique and esteemed organ, which has some of the most …
Nah Lewis Page is harmless (at least as an author); I find his articles seem to be written by A Man From Mars in the kind of spitting bile temper of Naomi Campbell just before she launches another phone at someone.
At least he allows comments. I vote for Andrew "no comments please" Orlowski instead.
I will be taking very careful note of all your comments and passing them on to no one so that nothing will be done about them.
I do agree, though, that you lot don't have nearly enough places on this site, nor indeed the internet, to vent spleen and make terrible jokes and say disquieting things about women and suchlike.
Anyway, BACK ON TOPIC, people.
So I sent him a mail and he replied and I replied and then he replied and I replied again and then he said if you feel that strongly write an article and we will publish it.
From the dialogue we had I don't think he is a bad as his articles make him out to be maybe just a corporate guy. Everybody has to pay their mortgage somehow.
But his lack of comments really pi$$es me off because sometimes he just regurgitates the corporate bullshit we all have to deal with everyday in work. (those of us with jobs) and I just want to point out the critical flaw in his arguments.
But the flip side is he does let us know what the corporate nutters think.
Can I have a 50/50 icon for good and bad?
You have a monumental task ahead of you with the Telegraph's tech pages which appear to be aimed at users of - well the telegraph actually with articles that alternate between 'can it ever be acceptable for women to use a home telephone?' and 'Steven Fry says this is the best thing ever - so it is'.
So are you the Reg's very own trojan horse on Fleet Street? A stealthy replacement of the Telegraph's journalists by the likes of yourself, Lester, Lewis and of course the very lovely Moderatrix would be guaranteed to raise the blood pressure of elderly conservatives everywhere.
Why would a national newspaper hire you, someone with actual knowledge of technology, to be a technology correspondent?
Next thing they'll be hiring science correspondents with a science degree. Or a medical correspondent who believes homeopathy is actually horseshit and vaccines are actually a jolly good idea.
Best of luck Chris and please do me a favour and give some of the so called experts in that organ a smacking for the dire quality of some of their reporting!
Oh and tell them from me, "Less FOI requests please, I have more than enough work to do already as it is!"
Cheers and good luck.
I'll be sorry to see you go as I've always respected and enjoyed your views, opinions and reporting style. I wish you all the best for your future with the Telegraph and I'm sure you'll be a tremendous asset to that mighty organisation.
Make it work and don't let the standards slip.
You've been a stalwart member of El Reg – thank you for being here.
I'm just jealous ;-) All the best and I might even pick up a copy of the Telegraph to read your stuff once in a while. (it'd be the first time I'd read the Telegraph in mannnnnnnyyyy years)
In other news, does this mean there's now a Technology correspondence post waiting to be filled by me at Reg Towers?
Mine's the one with the CV and an envelope with the interviewer's name on it full of non-sequential used twenties in it
That's the spirit. At least there will now be another journalist working for so-called mainstream media who understands the Reg is not a "technology blog".
I've lost count of the stories I've followed on the Reg for weeks before they've been picked up by the newspapers etc.
Meanwhile, any news of your replacement at Vulture Central?
They were the first to put the whole issue online and have good tech sections.
Unlike the Gruniad's belief that trying to look liked WiReD makes an article readable.
My theory is that a bunch of tech hacks came back drunk form CES, went to the wrong paper, discovered the TG has a good canteen and set up home.
Since the management and the retired colonel readers always skip that section they haven't been discovered yet.
expect your cease and desst notce n the post any day...
how dare you use the lower case letter between U and O on your keyboard? wthout payng apple blood money?
and Chrs, good luck n your new job, but once you have moved to the telegraph, s growng a slly lttle tash and buyng jack boots a job requrement?...
> My father looked at it, looked at me and said, "Either it guz o' tha duz".
He sounds illiterate, how did he know it was the Telegraph?
Seriously, I'd have kept hold of the Telegraph, and put a copy of the Economist under the other arm. With the appropriate combination he'd have gone into orbit and you could then stay at home.
And God knows what he'd have thought if he caught you browsing El Reg!
" I'll be reading from Monday in my new post as technology correspondent of the Daily Telegraph."
all the best Chris,
but AFAIK the Daily Telegraph does not run an anonymous posts message board and that will make it harder to contribute both here and there on your contibutions....
perhaps you can ask them to add such a feature ASAP
Ohh AND There's the matter of PHORM, no one reports that like you do Chris so will your PHORM coverage also be featured over there and/or also back here where its best covered all these years ?
"It's been an absolute pleasure to serve this unique and esteemed organ, which has some of the most knowledgable and sharpest readers around. I couldn't have wished for a better place to learn how to be a reporter."
You would think on a solemn occasion like this you could be at least a LITTLE serious...
Best wishes on the new job!
LOL at the many posters in the technology section at least, how can anyone spend time there and enjoy that feedback.
You will never slag the el reg posters again after spending some time reading over there :D
poor Chris, we feel your pain yet to come, i really hope the telegraph expenses file benefits are worth it mate.
its a shame he's going , and just as
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