Penguin 1: "Free Software lets us own the means of production, maaan, and fix our own code! We don't need giant companies making products if we just have emacs!"
Penguin 2: "Yeah, maaan, and also all those giant companies making products should do all the coding for us!"
So did the Superb Owl hurl that spheroid, and see its shadow, and have some really exciting ads for products, services, and terrible all-consuming megacorporations? I was busy, mostly on videogames.
Legit email from Jeff Bezos
One correction: "Because I believe all Amazon employees should be free to cry at their doordesk no matter where that doordesk is located."
Gen-X (remember us? I suppose not.) invented l33tspeek but knew when to stop doing it. Now, "old people" use ellipses… and end texts with a period, and it makes the Millennials upset.
Back in the day, all we had were tin cans & string, er, BBS's, which were like Thunderdome without the sense of fair play, but we also tolerated much weirder behavior, and at worst you couldn't call back to one board in your city. Now if you say anything any one of the kiddie mafia doesn't like, they all have a toddler meltdown at you, over the tin can network we built.
I don't have a solution for any of this, just kicking out Tiny Tim's crutches and laughing at him, as one does this season.
"Cat Person" is Mary Sue insertion fanfic about the origin of Logan's Run: Gross, hairy, flabby old people over 30 years should be executed/"renewed" at Carousel, so only pretty young people with hairless, plastic surgery-improved bodies get to have sex.
Have not yet found pumpkin spice beer in the grocery, but I'm sure that's coming this week.