Let those statistically insignificant millions of users concerned with aesthetics buy their elegant Newtons, if they can find one to buy. Plodding mediocrity shall prevail over the spark of innovation yet again. The people have spoken!
Imagine the ad campaign:
"Solitaire. The first PDA that combines ignorance with indifference."
The mob chants rhythmically: "I dont know and I dont care!"
You see, Solitaire doesnt care because it uses the SolitaireOS, an under-achiever operating system that uses the metaphor of the Solitaire card game to represent applications, documents, alarms, alert boxes, everything. SolitaireOS lets you run your computer like most people run their lives: like a big game. Shuffle that deck of to-do items! Which double-booked appointment should you attend? New game! And when you do something right, like finishing everything on your task list, all your cards fly around leaving psychedelic trails all over your screen. Its a great time to be alive, isnt it?
Life is random, messy, and tacky, so why shouldnt our computers reflect this? Fewer than 10% of Americans keep lists of anything, anyway. They dont really want to be organized, they just want to have fun. Lets give em what they want: The Solitaire!
The Solitaire is available at these fine stores: K-Mart, Pay-Less, 7-11, Jiffy Lube, and Taco Bell.
©Copyright 1996 David MacNeill