Score: 5, Privileged

November 18, 2009

Seen on Planet Debian, this parody of this Slashdot comment.

I get the impression that the Windows 7 launch is a lot like seeing an old boyfriend suddenly show up on your doorstep wanting to get back together. He’s had some work done, apparently: stomach stapling to take off some of the weight, teeth whitening, and a radical nosejob to make him look as much like your current boyfriend as medical science will allow.

He’s handsome, of course, almost too handsome. He still uses far too much product in his hair and carries that desperate look in his eyes. The fragrant haze around him is the cologne he overuses to mask the scent of failure.

Call me crazy, but I find the old-boyfriend version more compelling than the old-girlfriend version. I hadn’t seen the version on Slashdot, so to me it was just a fascinating analogy between Windows 7 and an old abusive boyfriend. I guess I missed the whole "deconstruction".

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