One of the disadvantages of reading American newspapers is that you don’t get Charlie Brooker delivered to your doorstep.
Brooker is a British comedian and, as everyone who reads The Guardian knows, the author of the Screen Burn column that appears in G2 every Monday. He’s also Britain’s funniest and most enthusiastic Apple AAPL basher — an honorific he secured with a Feb. 5, 2007 column that included this classic paragraph:
Now, in Monday’s Guardian, he offers a sort of bookend to that 2007 column — a companion piece in which he reveals his true feelings about Microsoft MSFT Windows. He still hates Macs and Mac users, but it’s not as if thinks Windows is so great. In fact, he writes:
What has set Brooker off are those Windows 7 Launch Party videos we wrote about last week. (See Microsoft’s lamest idea yet.)
By now, it seems, dozens of tech writer have taken pot shots at Redmond’s house party campaign — including one clever video editor who, by bleeping some key words, turned it into something that actually swings. (See here.)
Anybody can poke fun of Microsoft, but nobody does it better than Charlie Brooker.
Monday’s column is entitled “Microsoft’s grinning robots or the Brotherhood of the Mac. Which is worse?” To read it, click here.