Sunday, September 12, 2010

"It pushed them in an actual lake. Filled with sharks."

Holy shit, this column by the Macalope really nails what's got me depressed about the state of Android these days. And this bit about the MSFT of yore is hysterical:

Everyone wants to compare the Apple/Google mobile OS wars to the Apple/Microsoft desktop wars of the 1990s. But if Compaq ever got out of line, Microsoft always told them to go jump in a proverbial lake. And then it pushed them in an actual lake. Filled with sharks. A special breed of freshwater great white sharks that the company had genetically engineered for that particular purpose. And then it poured petroleum into the lake and lit it on fire.

Google doesn’t seem to be able to exercise that kind of leverage

Also, I get quite a kick out of an author who refers to himself as "the horny one" in the third person.

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