Monday, 17 November 2008


In his article on surfing the "Cloud" in The Independent's "Life" pull-out today, Tim Walker writes:

There's a scene towards the end of 2010, that most inferior of sci-fi sequels, in which Roy Scheider and his fellow planetary explorers discover an endless stream of Kubrick and Clarke's iconic monoliths – from the classic original 2001: A Space Odyssey – flooding from the gaseous clouds of Europa. Thanks to the Apple chief executive, Steve Jobs, Earth may soon resemble Jupiter's moon, orbited by an infinite number of alluring black rectangles. But, rather than the cosmic, life-generating beings of science fiction, these iconic real-world objects are flash drives sheathed in plastic: they're called iPhones.

That first sentence reminded me of an old saying among computer system support technicians: never apply an even-numbered update release.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your mind truly works in mysterious ways!