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Powergen Italia
Over the past two weeks a lot of attention has been paid to a website whose name could be read in two ways: http://www.powergenitalia.com. Think about it. Powergen Italia, or... Anyway, I didn't link to it here at first, believing it was a legitimate company that didn't realize how its name could be misread. Turns out I was wrong. According to an article in The Register, the site is a spoof. The real company named Powergen denies having an Italian division named Powergen Italia. Someone must have created the site for a laugh. Perhaps a disgruntled Powergen employee. Some other website names that can be read in two ways are WhoRepresents.com (Whore Presents) and IPanywhere.com. (via Vowe.net)
Categories: TechnologyWebsites
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 24, 2003
It's not a hoax, but an Italian battery manufacturer (no relation to UK-based Powergen). They pulled the pages with the amusing URL a year ago, but you can still find them here: http://web.archive.org/web/20030612001315/http://www.powergenitalia.com/1
Posted by hippy dippy weatherman  on  Mon Jun 21, 2004  at  02:46 AM
The best place to get custom made pens on the internet is from a company called Pen Island - see their website.
Posted by SirGeoff  on  Sun Jan 30, 2005  at  11:43 AM
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