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The Death of Language

That’s right! Language is dead! You people murdered it! Now go hang your heads in shame. That’s right, in SHAAAAAAAME.

I am overusing adjectives lately. The past few days, I’ve used the word “certainly” far too many times. How am I all of a sudden so certain about things? Look back a couple weeks in here and you can see that I was anything but certain. Now I’m sure of everything? What gives, Mister Magoo?

Microsoft Visual Studio: Microsoft eMbedded Visual Tools

What the hell does “eMbedded” mean? Are they saying it’s E-Mbedded? Or is the M really what’s supposed to be emphasized? I can’t believe they would capitalize a word like that…

…which leads me to wonder about the meeting where this happened. Can you imagine these guys sitting around, these totally worthless lumps of flesh at a conference room table thinking, “What if we capitalize the second d? What could we make that mean?” “No, no! Let’s capitalize the ‘m’! It’ll look really cool!”

I think every company remotely connected with the computer industry should sue Microsoft. Serves ’em right for doing this stupid crap. No more ridiculous punctuation.

Hell, this goes for Apple, too. I’m sick of seeing products begin with a lower case ‘i’. I suppose now that they’ve started this thing, they can’t turn back though. Freaking i’everything. Doesn’t make any sense. “iMovie”, “iTunes”, “iPod” — iPod is the worst of them all because they’re telling me to not steal music, which means, more often than not, that I shouldn’t be downloading it from the internet…

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