Clean energy, dirty information


The proofreaders of once upon a time have disappeared.

Have you noticed?

Newspapers contain typing errors, imprecise information and spelling mistakes. You need to understand these editors, these journalists.

They work every day, even holidays, to keep us informed. We cannot really expect precision.
This even happens with the surveys. They ask a question while thinking of another one, the opposite. And when they realise, it’s too late, the newspaper is already in print. Today’s Repubblica worried about the gas emergency, consults the citizens with a survey using SMS to be paid for at 0.3098 euro TIM, 0.30 euro Vodafone and Wind, including sales tax.
The first question needs careful reflection:

”Is it right to focus on energy saving on the part of families and companies?”

And after the first question, that naturally encourages us to save, we pass to number two:
”Should we opt for alternative sources, including nuclear?”

The error is only in this word: “including”.

But it’s clear that they wanted to say: “excluding” , they know that nuclear is not an alternative energy.
Or perhaps not? Is that question the attempt at tripping us up, to make the Italians pay for the privilege of saying that they want nuclear?
At this point, I’d add a third question, to the survey, just so that the motives are clear:

”Is it highly likely that the editorial group of l’Espresso has interests connected to nuclear energy that it considers alternative to the alternative energies?”

First PS: Yesterday my 2006 tour called "Incantesimi" (Enchantments) started.

Second PS: Today the blog celebrates its first birthday. The first comment came from my next door neighbour. Today we’re a few more. Thank you everyone.

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I can't traslate from Fantozzi's language: How gooooood you are!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | February 1, 2006 07:18 PM

See? We even tolerate this pissicologgist!

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | February 1, 2006 06:58 PM

Aleardo, you can do it! Look at me, I'm the worst english-writer in the world, but I try it anyway!;-)

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 27, 2006 10:17 PM

And now, for your punishment, dear Aleardo, you have to write this in English.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 27, 2006 09:43 PM

Beppy Birthday, Dear Blog!

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 27, 2006 01:50 PM

Happy birthday mate from Rio de janeiro.

Posted by: andrea mantese | January 27, 2006 01:32 PM

Best wishes from Australia to this marvellous blog - if only all blogs were as relevant and viable as this one.
And best wishes, with many expressions concerning my hopes for your success, when it comes to election time: speriamo di buone notizie ...

Posted by: M.-R. Stringer | January 27, 2006 01:22 AM

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