The Taliban's former ambassador to Pakistan has been outed as a fanboy for the iPhone. Despite banning most forms of new technology when in power it seems even the Taliban have bowed to the force of Apple's marketing. Mullah Zaif told al-Jazeera's man in Kabul Hamish Macdonald he was addicted to the handset and internet …
I just love these people, as usual, "Do as we say, not as we do!".
Technology is bad peasants, you are better off in blissful ignorance! ( Ooh, look Mohammed, a little iphone applet to show BinLardy dancing around the screen, how cool is that?! ) Down with decadent Western tech that corrupts the purity of the soul! ( Oooh, I got my email from from my fridge to say we need more milk! ) The great Satan in the West must die! ( Yeah right, but please not Mr Jobs, he's so cool! )
After all, why else would they ban iBoobs? JOBS IS A TERRORIST!!!!!!!
As to the NATO v Nato guy, it's a British thing: pronunciable acronyms are recorded as if proper nouns. It's kinda like the extra U in 'color', 'honor', etc and and drastic mispronunciation of -re: just something to keep the inmates happy and, most importantly, planted firmly IN the asylum. Or do you WANT Wacky Jacqui over here?