Plumbers and Geeks
by Regis Boff
I am no more in awe of these kids they call geeks than I am with a typical plumber. Plumbers have a latticework of piping not dissimilar from the world wide web. They have tools like wrenches, pumps, and cleaners to unclog pipes that are at least as sophisticated as the mechanisms that permit idiocies like twitter, food photography and being notified of a stranger’s birthday. The physics of flows and stoppages in plumbing are of serious daily concern to every American. Nothing that is gained by a day on the computer is worth more than a couple of hamsters, ( unless the rodents can wield socket wrenches).
Just ask yourself which would be more perilous. A slow responding, phishing Microsoft laptop or your shit backing out of the toilet onto the bathroom floor while your guests wait for you at a dinner party.