"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Due diligence.

So a dude uses Cocktail to screw around with his system, and discovers /usr is now visible in Finder (it is not by default). So he deletes it and then blames Apple for not protecting him against his own malicious stupidity.

After a couple dozen people point and laugh, he cries out:

"Regardless, I expected folks within the Apple realm to be of help, rather than be righteous and condescending."

And of course anyone who has actually ever met a Mac user laughs insanely.

Amid all the justified "you are an idiot" and "lol rm -rf /" noise, there is this gem:

"You can't have your userland cake and eat your hacker cake too."

One wonders what flavor and toppings the respective cakes consist of.

April 12, 2007 11:43 AM