Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Another Great Onion Plug

Satire is my favorite form of humor; it cuts through hypocrisy, stupidity and arrogance like a well-sharpened deli slicer. And as I've mentioned before, The Onion is perhaps our greatest source of satire, a proud replacement for the old National Lampoon magazine.

Fortunately, The Onion likes to tackle tech issues, which gives me an excuse, however slight, to talk about its articles. My latest find? An article called "Apple Claims New iPhone Only Visible to Most Loyal of Customers" that skewers the cult mentality of many Apple customers. The headline is pretty self-explanatory, except that it includes a sly reference to "The Emperor's New Clothes," implying that Apple products aren't worthy of such reverence. Here, I'm not so sure, as the darn things are pretty darn well-engineered.

Are Apple products deserving of such passion? Yes and no votes welcome at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/31/2009 at 1:16 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft Previews Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2

    Microsoft on Friday announced a public preview of Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2, its mixed-reality headset.

  • Microsoft Flirts with Charging for API Software Connections

    Microsoft may have started something new by attempting to charge its customers for software that uses its application programming interfaces (APIs).

  • Overcoming Spacesuit Anxiety During Astronaut Training

    Spacesuits are heavy, claustrophobic and hot -- an uncomfortable combination for many would-be astronauts. Here's how Brien came around to the idea of wearing one.

  • Microsoft Announces Azure Kubernetes Service Enhancements

    Microsoft this week announced a few Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) product milestones as part of the KubeCon event.

comments powered by Disqus