Reports from Argentina
Posted: Mar. 07 2003, 00:33Oh my fucking god! There go two more hours of work because of a fucking piece of shit PC!
I'm used to the browser crashes. I now copy all my work every few minutes so I'm prepared for that.
BUT WHY WOULD YOU PUT A FUCKING POWER BUTTON HALF A FUCKING CENTIMETER FROM THE FUCKING DELETE KEY? Can somebody explain the logic on this one?
Who is in such a fucking hurry that they need a power key right in the middle of the fucking keyboard? Such a fucking hurry that this power key doesn't give you a single fucking warning before shutting down the machine? Something like: "Are you sure you want this computer to turn off and destroy ALL YOUR FUCKING WORK?"
FUCK BILL GATES FUCK HIM FUCK HIM FUCK HIM.
Fuck his fucking fake smile, his fucking cheap sweaters, his fucking commercials where he pretends to care about kids and no one believes him. As soon as the revolution comes he is going right up against the fucking wall. And I want to pull the trigger.
This is so fucking irritating, it even happened to me again as I was writing this note.
Microsoft spent ten years developing technology to allow the computer to turn itself off, and this is what it's used for?
If you're looking for arguments against capitalism, look no further than Redmond, Washington. There are millions of people the world over ready and willing to make good software. Yet one billionaire company is holding them all back – and thus holding back the progress of mankind.
We, as a society, have simply outgrown the capitalist mode of production.
Well I am going to ask for my money back. Why should I pay one peso an hour for a computer with a fucking power key like this?
And my report was really good too! It was about all the right-wing candidates in the upcoming election. I had been reading George Orwell's "Homage to Catalonia," so the prose was really smooth.
It's gonna take me a while until I'm not so pissed off at the entire fucking system so I can sit down to write again.
– Dzhon Rid
Well I did get my money back from the internet cafe. Apparently these stupid power-key-next-to-the-delete-key keyboards are common in Argentina; anyone who works at a computer can tell you stories about losing years' worth of work because of these little bastards.
The only upside is that usually these power keys don't work: the computer I'm sitting at now has one, but pressing it has no effect. I guess that's an advantage of Microsoft never getting their "turn computer off" code quite right!