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Higgs Boson: Twitter compares to tech launch, slags Comic Sans slides

Tech events these days are big, glamorous, and full of spectacle. Just look at the Glass demo Google pulled at its recent I/O event. It had everything: skydivers, BMX riders, and abseilers.

Small wonder then that the geek world was looking to inject a little bit of tech drama into today’s Boson particle announcement at CERN.

Parody account Hal9000 probably took the most techie stance on the announcement:

Another thought the CERN scientists doing the announcement might pull a Steve Jobs:

Others took the chance to have a go at Apple for its habit of suing people:

There was also the now typical Instagram joke:

At least one user hoped there might be a major gaming announcement hidden in the event:

Others were however more concerned with the fact that the slide showing the big reveal was typed in Comic Sans:

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart is the editor-in-chief of Engage Me Online. After pursuing an MA in South African literature, he spent five years reporting on the global technology scene. Intrigued by the intersection of technology and work, he joined Engage Me as the editor-in-chief. He is a passionate runner, and recently ran... More
  • Amy Mead

    I’ve been looking into this device for a while now. Thanks for the informative review!

  • ellett

    The Fitbit Force is a much more capable device than the Flex. Unfortunately in the US it’s been pulled from the shelves, but if you can find it in SA or elsewhere it’s the best thing on the market. Don’t get one if you’re allergic to nickle, since it has nickle-steel touching your skin, but for the vast majority of people it’s a fantastic device.

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