We computer junkies are a bitchy little bunch. Part of the impression of intelligence is the fear and paranaoia that comes along with the notion of someone telling you you’re wrong, so the tendency is to lash out proactively against thosw who might oppose you. Case in point: I had a friend I worked with at one point, let’s just call him the Microsoft Fan, who hated Leo from The Screen Savers, because the man was “stupid and always dead wrong.” Translation: he’s a Linux enthusaist and therefore a threat to Microsoft. While I have noticed Leo state things wrong in the past (or at least be misguiding about it, which is bad considering he’s “here to help”) and I do notice a bit of an anti-MS bias, I don’t think there’s really anything wrong with what he says or how he chooses to go about doing it – rather the fault probably lied with my friend, as he felt his knowledge somehow undermined by a person on TV.
However, every morning on KTSR they have some recurring content, including the local news, the jokes made by Jon Stewart and Jay Leno the night before, and Lazlow’s Underground Hard Drive. Let me tell you, this guy is a putz. This morning’s little diatribe: “With all the Windows operating systems out there, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and now Windows XP, consumers may feel a little bit overwhelmed…” Yes, Lazlow, do that. Play on the igorance of the masses to make Microsoft seem like an evil fuck. Nevermind the fact that Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT aren’t even available anymore (as MS buys the copies back once a new version is out). Nevermind the fact that Windows 2000 is only found at certian places and even when it is it’s so expensive as to ward off the average user. Nevermind the fact that once Windows XP hits shelves it will be the only OS MS will market anymore and the only one on shelves, just sit there and make a big deal out of nothing, fucktard.
Maybe my friend was right after all.