EDITORIAL: Obeying My Penguin

Originally published in Matrix 187 on 28.02.2008
by Ian Watson
"Ian-Watson-2004-b" So here is the first issue of Matrix to appear in cyberspace, and immediately I must ask: why on earth did the BSFA not trademark the name 187 issues ago, long before a certain mega-budget movie came out? For then the Wachowski Brothers would have needed to pay the BSFA handsomely for use of the word! Actually, I jest. It isn’t a good idea for organisations to be able to trademark ordinary words, otherwise we’ll soon need to pay a royalty for speaking. Just imagine the problems for the Ambridge script writers.

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