CTIA Speakers Range from Bureaucracy to Visionary - Sir Richard Spoofs

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2008-04-02 Print this article Print
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After a talk extolling the many accomplishments of the Virgin companies, including tourist spaceflight to begin in 18 months, Virgin Chairman Richard Branson announced that Virgin and Google had teamed up to create a colonization attempt on Mars. He said that he planned a spacecraft that would hold 30 people, plus animals and seeds that would travel to the Red Planet and start the first self-sustaining colony there. Later, Google admitted that it was an April Fool's joke.



Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazineÔÇÖs Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.

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