Saturday, 19 January 2013
Shitipedia : M is for...
Well, what the hell did you think was going to be the first choice for the Shitipedia under the letter 'M'? I mean, it couldn't really be anything else could it?
Microsoft is in the a class of it's own when it comes to shit. Take, for example, the debacle over abandoning support for Windows XP. This is the commonest operating system on the face of the planet. Amazingly for Microsoft, it appears to be reasonably stable and actually works.
But, of course, if they continue to support it then you won't buy Vista, or Windows 7 or whatever shite they come up with next.
Let's take Windows 95 as an example. Full of bugs, but they sell you Windows 98 as an upgrade. Not as a bug fix. Oh no! We don't do bus fixes because we can't charge customers for them.
And now there's Surface. Do what? Yes. Surface. An operating system designed to leave fingerprints all over your screen. Useful for anything else? Well, perhaps - but mainly they've been forced into it to keep up with the tablet market. Is it any good? Well, what do you think?
We will, of course, find out just as soon as they have got their customers to debug it for them.
Gates is hailed as the man who invented the PC operating system. Well, did he fuck! Somebody else wrote it and he just marketed it. Marketing is the one thing that Microsoft is good at.
A friend of mine once did a contract for Microsoft at their UK campus (Campus? I mean, how poncy does that sound?) On the wall in the programmers' office on listing paper printed sideways in 12" tall letters was written : "Remember! The future of the world is in your hands today!"
One night after everybody had gone home, somebody wrote underneath in red felt tip pen : "We're fucked then!"
To me, that sums it all up nicely...
(Of course, I must rush to point out that this is purely a personal view and in no way is intended to cast aspersions on this excellent organisation which I am sure is in no way at all even remotely correctly represented by this article. I mean this most sincerely because the cunts are good at suing people...)
On the plus side, 'M' is also for... MP3 Music. Plug in, tune out. Fuck reality! Long live Pirate Bay!