Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I'm not winning the desktop battle

No, not that one. The one on our own computer at home. The computer used predominantly by my teenage sons that I wouldn't dare do any banking on.

A few days ago I walked by it, and it had a desktop picture on it that I ordered removed as inappropriate. After the predictable statements that it wasn't offensive, I turned into Imperious Mom and ordered it off anyway.

I just walked by it again. It does have a new desktop. It's a tiled picture of Stalin with a cartoon bubble saying "I am not offensive."

I should be glad he knows enough history to consider that "blatant sarcasm"? There's a bright side here somewhere, I just don't see it yet....


Anonymous said...

That is very funny... I think it is important to assume that they don't know the history though, otherwise, yes, it perhaps isn't so funny.


Anonymous said...

It is actually funny. It looks like a creative way to express rebellion (not that you should let the rebellion succeed, that's a complete different story). Did he read Edward Tufte eventually? (Great resource for visualizations). There is a similar page.