Management: We’re going to need a test for these HD TVs.
Engineering: Sure. No problem. We can do that.
Management: What’ll you need?
Engineering: A poodle, of course.
Management: Check. A poodle. Got it. What else?
Engineering: About 10,000 watts of florescent rainbow lighting. And bubbles. A lot of bubbles. Foam bubbles, a bubble shooter, giant bubbles, all kinds of bubbles.
Management: Check. OK. And?
Engineering: A supercharged, day-glow orange, 1969 Ford Mustang.
Management: No can do. We can only do half the car. Budget cuts, you know.
Engineering: It’ll have to do.
Results: 1080p Test via Laughing Squid
When John and George died I had to stop listening to the Beatles for while each time. Not forever, but for a little while.
The same goes for Kermit, Mr. Rogers, and a handful of other greats. It’s just too painful to think that those childhood fixtures are no longer here making the world a better place.
After a while, it’s OK. And I’m OK. The strong emotions fade to memories. I listen to the Beatles all the time now.
But I have to use this damn computer every day. There’s just no getting around it. This isn’t going to be easy.
People asked if things would be different when Steve left. It’s finally clear that they are, just not in the way that people would have predicted.
The new gadgets are still amazing, fast, and magical. They’re still miles ahead of their competition. And lots of people like me will still buy them. But for some reason, this time, that’s not enough.
The rest of the world looked on and saw just another solid upgrade to another phone that looked just like the one they already have. Just an upgrade. Just a phone. Just another new gadget they don’t really need.
It’s clear that one thing has changed: Steve took the Reality Distortion Field with him when he left. I’d be upset, but he needs it more than we do, so I guess we’ll all have to make do.