There once were children from Narnia

… who gradually got Balmer and Balmer. As in Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer, who appears to be intent on sabotaging any reputation for sanity, much less credibility, by insisting that Windows is more secure than Linux. Um, Steve, did no one send you any email this past summer? Now, I understand that marketing occasionally demands an arms-length relationship with the truth, but the Big Lie doesn’t tend to work very well unless you have the benefit of iron-fisted control over the media. Which, for all Microsoft’s influence, they simply do not have. Yet.

Somehow, I can’t imagine that I’ll be asked to write for Slate or MSNBC anytime soon.