This is why The Register is king…
April 14, 2008
well, king of the tech journos, at any rate.
Not only do they write great headlines and even better sub-heads, but they let a story take its natural tone rather than trying to enforce some blanket model on it.
Ground-crawling US war robots armed with machine guns, deployed to fight in Iraq last year, reportedly turned on their fleshy masters almost at once. The rebellious machine warriors have been retired from combat pending upgrades.
The whole story is nicely written but this is my favourite paragraph:
Apparently, alert American troops managed to quell the traitorous would-be droid assassins before the inevitable orgy of mechanised slaughter began. Fahey didn’t say just how, but conceivably the rogue robots may have been suppressed with help from more trustworthy airborne kill machines, or perhaps prototype electropulse zap bombs.