"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
A step forward, anyway.

Got spam from Dell this morning, about their new lineup of small business laptops and workstations:

No trialware.

Customers said they hated trialware, so we took it away. Vostro systems come without annoying trialware pre-installed. You only get the software you want.

Really? This is an advertisable feature and not a standard?

The amount of useless crap that comes with OS X systems has thankfully been kept to a minimum -- and you can just uncheck any that is there during install.

Poor Windows OEM carriers.

July 19, 2007 6:40 AM