Okay, the infamous Mac superbowl commercial (a synopsis for those who
were mowing the lawn or disinterested in American footbal) ---
Slack jawed, skinheaded drones march in unison into an auditorium where
"Big Blue Brother" rants from an extremely wide screen monitor to the
assembled masses. Intercut with this a runner in apple tee shirt and red
shorts, chased into the theater by helmetted black leather encrusted mind
With a shout, she whips a maul about her head, and in slow motion flight
into the screen, which explodes covering the assembled throng with dust...
a voice intones "... why 1984 will not be like 1984.
Has anyone ever listened to the image of "Big Blue" in the background
of this commercial? (just a partial quote)
"We are of one mind, with one purpose...
"Our enemies will talk themselves to death...
"and we WILL prevail.'
So, do we talk ourselves to death? Or do we let OUR enemies (IBM being a
non-issue, I was thinking of other enemies) prevail? What is our "one
mind", our "one purpose"?
What are we doing to save ourselves? Talking ourselves to death while we
wait for some "deus-ex-machina" company to throw the hammer for us? Can we
not throw the hammer for ourselves?
Are we the runner in that commercial, or are we the slack jawed masses? Or
are we something else entirely?
The fate of the Amiga is NOT in the hands of trustees Viscorp/P5/Pios or
anyone else. It is in our hands. We need to move forward with what we have
at hand, we must take as an article of faith that whatever we create can
be made to run on a future Amiga with a recompile and a prayer to Murphy.
We are the ones who decide our fates and the fate of our machine...
Unless, we talk ourselves to death.