Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Early Post

If you take a few minutes out of your busy schedule, you can go read ComputerWorld, and PC Magazine online. I did. The August research quota is officially exhausted.

The interesting thing about reading them is that the columnists are starting to sound less and less like Microsoft apologists, and more and more like jilted lovers. All these years of singing the Microsoft company fight song; all the promises of a better day coming; all the endless months of waiting for a technological breakthrough have come to what? Vista? Windows Genuine Advantage? Fecking ZUNE?

The PC guys are switching to Macs, Linux, anything but Vista. And these are the old-school defenders of the flag. They're beginning to notice that Microsoft's top brass wouldn't look up from a fresh dog turd on the lawn to address the preferences of Joe Consumer. They've discovered that WGA is one of Microsoft's ways of saying,"We don't trust a one of you thieving bastards. Do you think anybody in Redmond gives one half a shit whether you personally live or die? No sir. You unshowered grunts will buy our software because it's our software and because we say, 'That's what you get.' "

The Linux freetards still hate Apple too, but they bitch that Apple isn't much better than Microsoft. That's telling. They aren't saying Apple isn't any better than Microsoft; just not much better. The school of thought championed by the hygienically handicapped hirsute hacker is drifting in a Macintosh direction.

On a totally related note: I now own an iPhone. 4Gb.

If you haven't got one yet, I'm completely sympathetic. I don't want to seem like a poor sport or anything, but....

Neener. Neener. Neener.