Last week in our irregular Friday afternoon fun spot we explored the nexus between tech firms and movies. Today, to commemorate the fact that it's 16 years since Sister Habit 2 was released, we're going into the same territory again with the same trepidation as Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now -- and probably with equal comedic fact. The horror. Indeed, the horror.
The Linux kernel developer community would be The Man In The White Suit. An altruistic inventor creates the perfect product but terrifies the vested interests of a capitalist community only interested in perpetuating the status quo.
Dell would be Police Academy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6... It's basically the same American product over and over and over again. Reliable but don't expect any variety or nuance.
Fujitsu would be The Seventh Samurai. Big in Japan. A bit of a niche interest for most of the rest of the world, sadly.
Duracell would be Andy Warhol's Sleep. Goes on forever but about as interesting as watching a toy bunny play the drums.
Microsoft would be Star Wars. They're going to squeeze every last drop out of that franchise...
Symantec would be The Bodyguard. Detailed to keep guard of a precious asset but most of the time they just sort of sit there in the background.
Intel would be 2001: A Space Odyssey. Didn't really understand a word of how they made it but everyone has seen the end result.
SGI would be Tron. Special effects were amazing at the time but you have to be 40 to remember them.
Now pick up the popcorn bucket and the Kia-Ora carton because the lights are up and the pubs are still open. See you next week.