Wednesday, 17 November 2010

USB - the sign of the Devil?

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Over on his Lay Scientist blog at the Guardian, Martin Robbins has the bizarre story of a Brazilian evangelical cult leader, Welder Saldanha, banning his followers from using USB connections on their computers, because the universal symbol for the technology "is a trident, which is used to torture souls".

Robbins asks whether the story could be a spoof – it's hard to tell when it comes to the pronouncements of the more wacky evangelicals. You certainly have to wonder, especially when you get to the bit about how the members of the Paz do Senhor Amado cult can connect devices to their computers in lieu of USB. They're allowed to use Bluetooth, because:
"Blue was the colour of the eyes of our saviour Jesus Christ".
 Spoof or no spoof, you have to admit that's just brilliant.

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