Woman Dumps Man for Online Alter Ego

“A Taiwan man who used a different identity through the Internet to double-date his girlfriend, has committed suicide after the girl fell for his email-based alter ego, a Taiwan newspaper reported on Wednesday.” —Woman Dumps Man for Online Alter Ego (IOL) Sounds like an urban legend, but then again so does “Escape” (better known as “The Pina Colada Song”). Whoops, I may have just revealed far too much about my musical…

Notable Quotes

“We actually asked for a great big red button, but they wouldn’t give us one.” — Royal Navy submarine crewmember, on the method for firing cruise missiles.Notable Quotes (BBC) From an article titlled “10 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Week“.

France Bans 'E-Mail'!

“Goodbye ‘e-mail,’ the French government says, and hello ‘courriel’ — the term that linguistically sensitive France is now using to refer to electronic mail in official documents.” —France Bans ‘E-Mail’!  (Wired) What a difference quotation marks can make! And for those of you who are sneering at the silliness of the French, Samantha tells KairosNews readers to remember “freedom fries”.