Monday, January 07, 2008

Protesters Demand that Klingon be an Official Language of the CES

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (CNN -- Cyborg News Network) -- The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show has opened in Las Vegas, but technology's grand annual event is not without controversy. A vocal group of unhappy technophiles has set up a protest outside the venue. Their demand: that Klingon be an official language of the CES. The CES's current language options are Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

"This is supposed to be a celebration of technology and the culture of technology," said protester Lorgh son of Rodek, though his driver's license identified the self-proclaimed Klingon commander as "Tom Phoolerie."

"The omission of the Klingon language is an insult to the high percentage of technophiles who are also Trekkies. To ignore this social and cultural reality is an insult to our honor that must be avenged by bat'leths if necessary-- I mean, is an omission that we find very distressing and counter to today's inclusive multicultural society."

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