For once, I thought I was reading a decent article by Bill Thompson when I happened upon his recent news item at the BBC about a patent ruling that could force a change in web browsing.
At first, it seemed that Bill had actually written an article where he wasn’t propounding crazy theories or peddling incorrect facts.
However, I was wrong.
The central point of the article – the patent in question – didn’t make an appearance until almost half of the way into his item, and only then did he begin to explain the potential impact of the ruling.
I’m still amazed that this guy gets paid to produce material like this.
I don’t have anything against him personally, but his writing style is poor, and his grammar could be better.
I promised myself I wouldn’t read any more of his drivel, but it’s difficult to avoid, given the amount of column space the BBC are happy to provide him with.
Oh – and Bill, a consensus is general.