Archive for July 9th, 2008

Tyranny of software

Fremont_troll.jpg

Archive photo of the Fremont Troll, a famous denizen of Seattle*.

Without a doubt, there are myriad kinds and types of tyrannies out there, many of them petty.

Tyranny of the day: software that seems to work in a certain way merely because it could be written that way, not because it’s wise, or even particularly useful—judged by this Ye Olde Average User.

You do not want to know more.

* …a city known for its software, both good and not-so-hot.