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The Hugh Jampton Experience

With your host... Huuuuugh Jampton!

Well my column last time must have been well received as I am back again with my unique blend of comedy and insults. First off as the competition page seems to have vanished I thought I might start my own. There is no prize, just the fame and possible fortune that follows from getting your name mentioned in RISC World. So I have decided we are going to start with a caption competition. A friend of mine e-mailed me this photo a few days ago and we have had some jolly good fun coming up with captions for it. Our current favourite caption is shown underneath.

I'm sorry the Managing Director can't see you now he's in a meeting.

Can you think of a better caption? If so the why not e-mail it to the editor. If we think any are funnier then we will publish them next time.

While we are on the subject of pictures Aaron had one sent to him by Andrew Harmsworth, who is a regular RISCWorld contributor. Apparently this happened outside the Physics department at The Leys School in Cambridge.

Slightly amusing you might think, but then again so far you haven't seen round the back of the lorry.

No, don't think I can come up with a caption any better than that already supplied by the owners.

The RUSKStation portable

Yes its official, the new RUSKStation portable has been released. If you don't believe me then why not surf on over to Now you have had a look at that may I also suggest you check out the full story on the downfall of Acorn Computers. Research seems to suggest its caused by some form on nut allergy (insert own joke here).

More photos

With this column rapidly generating a reputation for using photos to fill the space here are some other rather amusing images that have been sent to me over the last few weeks.

First off a really helpful sign for anyone being pursued across the desert by a maniac in an an 18 wheeler truck.

Just to prove that it isn't just MicroSoft who deserve a battering here is an exclusive on a new design of Apple iMac computer.

And on a more general note here is the latest photo of a prototype specialist keyboard for those living in Liverpool, or indeed scousers living anywhere else for that matter.

With the current tie-ups between mobile phone manufacturers and a well know software development (and when I say development I think in terms of 1960's tower blocks) company from the US, this exclusive image of the latest Ericsson phone gives you a good idea of what we can expect in the future.

I think I will be going back to using two cans and a length of string. Finally here is a special present for that confirmed crop circle expert and anti Microsoft campaigner "The" Paul Vigay.

Hugh Jampton