Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Michael Crichton Dead at 66

Of cancer. A sad day for science fiction aficionados. I will especially miss the passion and wit he brought in recent years to skepticism of the theory of Anthropogenic CO2-based Global Warming.

Windows 3.11 Finally Dead

Apparently, there was some sort of brouhaha going on in Chicago yesterday...related to hope, or change. Or something. But that's not what this post is about.

No, this post is about death and finality. The finality of no more embedded licenses. Of a 15 year-old OS. Ah, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, how nostalgic. Finally, we won't have to see that antiquated Windows™ logo as a screen saver on a beat-up cash register at some really, really, really run-down gas station.

That's hope and change I can live with.