In addition, Jolly olde England has a long history of "tabloid" journalism similar to what you see in the National Enquirer here in the 'States. What these tabloids have discovered over the years is that scandal sells -- and it doesn't matter whether it's a real scandal or a manufactured scandal.
My original thought about RHS's appropriately-named DisInformation page was that it was an attempt to manufacture a scandal out of thin air in order to sell their product -- nothing more than tabloid-style yellow journalism, in other words. But recent additions to that page bring up a more chilling possibility: That the people in charge of Robin Hood Software have lost their grip on reality.
My take on their latest revision (as of March 8, 2002) of their DisInformation page is that Andy Churchill (who I presume is maintaining the web site) maintains that Robin Hood Software is the victim of a vast New World Order conspiracy consisting of Wired News, Motorola, the Department of Defense, Carnegie-Mellon University, TechTV, Vulcan Investments, Paul Allen, CIA, Internet.com, PC-Help, Radsoft, Eric Lee Green, and law enforcement officials and "anti-privacy" advocates everywhere. The scope of this vast conspiracy would be frightening, if it wasn't so absurd. There are some rational questions that can be asked about this "vast conspiracy" -- such as why these "vast anti-privacy forces" are not focusing upon other privacy software. Like most paranoics they have a ready-made excuse -- "all our competitors are in the pay of the Conspiracy!". Uh huh. Ask a rational question, get a delusional answer. Time to fit Andy for an AFDB, I think. Obviously those mind control lasers are having the desired effect upon his conception of reality. Or maybe the UN/NWO/Amish conspiracy has managed to sneak some psychotropic drugs into his water supply? Or maybe he just keeps forgetting his meds?
Now, here's a question: Do you want software from such a warped and twisted outfit to be installed on YOUR computer?!
|Is this one of the staff at Robin Hood Software out for a stroll, clad in aluminum foil in order to defeat those nasty mind control lasers?|