Saturday, January 10, 2009
You see, in a display of uber-geekness I installed the Windows 7 beta on this fine Saturday morning, and here's how it greeted me...
... upon which I freaked out. If you're surprised, you have something in common with the Microsoft marketing droids who chose the image: you haven't read Steve Yegge's thought-provoking and downright disturbing essay, A programmer's view of the universe, part 1: The fish.
I won't ruin it by trying to summarize. Besides, nobody can summarize the "master of verbosity" himself. ;-) But as a programmer, and an aquarium guy, his writing hit me like a cinderblock. If you're not a complete nerd you may want to scroll down to "My betta". You will be amazed, and probably a little sad, and I promise you'll never see the world quite the same way again.