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The Register ("El Reg" to its staff) is a British technology news website focusing on the computer industry. It was founded by John Lettice and Mike Magee in 1994. Mike Magee left The Register in 2001 to start The Inquirer after some controversy.

The Register has run Simon Travaglia's BOFH stories since 2000. Comment pieces are included along with the news, such as "Bootnotes" and "Opinion". Letters and "Flames of the Week" are often run, and as well as carrying its own content, licensed articles from other sites are included to augment their coverage. "The Register" claims to provide an objective viewpoint by and large, and any especially subjective pieces are normally labelled to indicate such.

However, some readers may feel that the sarcasm in some articles is sometimes more highly valued than objectivity. Much to the amusement of its readers, "The Register" occasionally runs personal attacks against selected people (e.g. Captain Cyborg (http://forms.theregister.co.uk/search/?q=Captain%20Cyborg), aka Kevin Warwick). The Register has also attacked Wikipedia, citing it as the "encyclopaedia that isn't an encyclopaedia", prompting several defences (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/23/wiki_fiddlers_big_book/) from wikipedians, or, as The Register sometimes refers to them as, "wiki-fiddlers".

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