Sunday, 23 May 2010

The tiniest spark of sanity from Brussels?

There are no greater bigoted and xenophobic bureaucrats than those of the EU who infest Brussels like little nationalist cockroaches. For decades, they've loathed the free global market in IT that has seen US software and operating systems establish global dominance. They can't even bring themselves to embrace the US' GPS satellite system, wanting to duplicate it with a racially pure European version. And asking a Eurocrat to use Google is like asking Goebbels to sit down to a dinner of matzah balls and gefilte fish; at one stage they poured millions into a rival 'pure' European search engine that collapsed ignominiously. You see, the one thing these Federasts could never get their bigoted brains around is that the consumer market decides what succeeds and doesn't in the world of IT; they can issue diktats to their heart's content from Brussels but without an import ban or swingeing trade tariffs, the public will make their own minds up.

There's therefore a tiny but astonishing spark of sanity from Brussels in this piece reporting the proposal to equip MEPs with Apple iPads. Soon. Even a couple of years ago, there would have been an ill-tempered announcement that the EU was investing a billion Euros in developing a pure European mobile device, with the Greeks designing the keyboard, the Italians the display, the French the operating system and the Germans the case. The European version would also make coffee and detect illegal incandescent light bulbs. The EuroPad would have a planned launch date of 2017 and an estimated cost of €8,000.

Is this a sign that reality is actually penetrating the fantasy world that the Federasts have made for themselves?

4 comments:

Quiet_Man said...

A hint of economic sanity? More I suspect a case of the lesser of 2 evils in that they won't be using a Microsoft product or system.

The iPad is a heap of junk anyway.

Anonymous said...

Sanity?
You must be havin' a laff.
Ipads?
What are they for?
An extra challenge to the German and British taxpayer; chief benefactors to Bruxelles Black Hole of the federasts??
How did the world go round the Sun and mankind communicate.....before Si chip technology?
Gott im himmel!

Budgie said...

"Is this a sign that reality is actually penetrating the fantasy world that the Federasts have made for themselves?"

No.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

"Is this a sign that reality is actually penetrating the fantasy world that the Federasts have made for themselves?"

I think there are other signs of that happening: on the streets of Athens, in the banks of Spain, in the parliament of Portugal, and in the elections of Germany, to name but a few examples.

Reality is about to hit them, big-time.

I know it will hurt us too, but frankly I can't wait.

Can we leave yet?