I just received an email from Sébastien Petain, the editor in chief of BH Mag.FR, the website that published this article, directing readers to vote for Wired’s sexiest geek. The article included a photo of myself and iJustine as an example of the contest’s cliché geekettes. I was a bit chuffed when I read this and wrote a bit of a ranty post aboot it.
But, apparently I got it all wrong. Sébastien writes:
We are not saying that YOU are a cliché. In France there are two words to say “photo”: photo (of course ;p) and cliché! The right translation of the text would be: “I am also under an obligation to illustrate this news with few photos.” I hope that you understand now that there was no offense in this news about you or about all the girls of this contest.
So we can all stop blaming the French! In celebration of this news, I will eat a buttery baguette whilst wearing a beret and watching Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless”.