Gather 'round, children...
Once upon a time in the distant past of this thing called the Internet there was a way to communicate ideas and have discussions, much like the comments here at el Reg, called "Usenet". And, in the year of our lord nineteen hundred and ninety-four, was the following post brought to the Use Net:
"MS-DOS: You get in the car and try to remember where you put your keys.
Windows: You get in the car and drive to the store very slowly, because
attached to the back of the car is a freight train.
Macintosh System 7: You get in the car to go to the store and the car drives
you to church.
UNIX: You get in the car and type GREP STORE. After reaching speeds of 200
miles per hour en route, you arrive at the barber shop.
Windows NT: You get in the car and write a letter that says "go to the
store". Then you get out of the car and mail the letter to your dashboard.
Taligent/Pink: You walk to the store with Ricardo Montalban, who tells
you how wonderful it will be when he can fly you to the store in his Learjet.
OS/2: After fueling up with 6000 gallons of gas, you get in the car and
drive to the store with a motorcycle escort and a marching band in
procession. Halfway there, the car blows up, killing everybody in town.
S/36 SSP (mainframe, obv.): You get in the car and drive to the store.
Halfway there you run out of gas. While walking the rest of the way, you are
run over by kids on mopeds.
AS/400: An attendant locks you into the car and then drives you to the
store, where you get to watch everybody else buy filet mignon."
When I first saw that (and it may predate 1994), I thought it was worth a chuckle.
But, my God, they're actually doing it now.
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