another -gate

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 8 06:39:07 UTC 2010

  The scandal generating suffix appears to have left the political arena
a long time ago and is now attached to any tree falling in a forest,
irrespectively of whether it makes a sound. Here's the latest: antennagate.
Apple exec leaves in wake of 'antennagate'

If you've been paying attention, you know that the newly minted iPhone 4
has had a spate of problems with reception and dropped calls that have
been linked to an innovative antenna design that backfired. This is the
first time I've seen it referred to as "antennagate", but, I suspect,
not the last.


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