I don’t think InfoWorld editor Eric Knorr meant this to be funny:
Last Friday, we FedEx’d the Save Windows XP petition to Steve Ballmer. I have to say that sliding the memory stick into the envelope was an emotional experience…
Wow. I guess the definition of “emotional experience” has changed since I left Silicon Valley 12 years ago. The idea that people can go all emo about an operating system just doesn’t compute for me.
Eric and I worked together years ago at PC World. He was a good guy then and I doubt that he has changed in the meantime. But this whole Save XP campaign is one of the most cynical, manipulative, and misguided things I’ve ever seen.