Bye, bye to the classic UI

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by madamimadam, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    I just had this sent to me:

    Bye, bye to the classic UI
    (sung to the tune of Don McLean's "American Pie")

    A few short weeks ago
    I can still remember
    When my Pismo booted with a smile

    But I knew 9 never had a chance
    When that announcement came from France
    I'd worked with X, but never liked its style

    And mid-September made me shiver
    When news from Paris was delivered
    9 was on death's doorstep
    I couldn't take one more step

    I'm not ashamed to say I cried
    When I first read of this homicide
    But something touched me deep inside
    The day the OS died

    Bye, bye to the "classic" UI
    Runnin' Jaguar on my Pismo, thought I'd give it a try
    I swear I heard the little "Happy Mac" guy
    Singin' "This'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die..."

    Did you steal code from Xerox PARC?
    And did Lisa's GUI set the mark
    From here to Palo Alto?
    Now, did you think you could change the world
    With a mouse, and pirate's flag unfurled?
    Did you find your CEO at PepsiCo?
    Well, that Ridley Scott ad sure looked grim
    With skinheads marching in the gym
    It made the nightly news
    Man, I dig those IBM blues
    I was a middle-aged consultant, stuck
    With an SE30 and a pickup truck
    So I knew that I was out of luck
    The day the OS died
    I started singin'


    Now, for five years we've been on a roll
    Since the "iCEO" took control
    But that's not how it used to be
    When the jester sang for the Apple board
    In a voice that couldn't be ignored
    Claimed that Sculley didn't know the industry
    Oh, and while the king was China-bound
    The jester tried to steal his crown
    But Steve's advance was spurned
    The coup was overturned
    Well, I pulled my Newton out, and tried
    To jot down what I felt inside
    But it got all transmogrified
    The day the OS died
    We were singin'


    DayStar, UMAX, Radius and Power
    A StarMax desktop, or a MacTell tower?
    Eight miles high, but falling fast
    The clones' chutzpah was unsurpassed
    Remember "Let's kick Intel's ass"?
    But the jester knew their license wouldn't last
    Now, these clones as a collective bunch
    Were eating Cupertino's lunch
    They tried to join the dance
    Oh, but they never got the chance
    'Cause when the players tried to take the field
    The Apple brand refused to yield
    Do you recall what was revealed
    The day the OS died?
    We started singin'


    Oh, once we'd seen the last of Dr. Gil
    Steve engineered a pact with Bill
    To counter Apple's downward slide
    To Microsoft, it sounded great
    They promised Office 98
    Plus a hundred fifty million on the side
    But Apple's faithful were enraged
    As Gates appeared above the stage
    No angel born in Hell
    Could break that Satan's spell
    And as his visage faded from our sight
    And Boston shut down for the night
    I heard Redmond laughing with delight
    The day the OS died
    Yeah, they were singin'


    I scoured MacSurfer's Headline News
    For pro-9, anti-UNIX views
    But finding none, I turned away
    On Friday night, the Apple stores
    Saw thousands queued up at their doors
    For a Jaguar T-shirt/mouse pad giveaway
    Of OS X, the pundits rave
    About how Apple has been saved
    But I feel like a loser
    I really miss the Chooser
    And the OS I've admired most
    Is now—to put it bluntly—toast
    I felt it giving up the ghost
    The day the OS died
    And they were singing

  2. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    Man, this person really spent some time on that! I would have expected a verse or two + the chorus, but he did the full American Pie Parts 1 AND 2. :eek:

    Very clever. :cool:
  3. madamimadam thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    Tell me about it.... I love the end though:
    "I feel like a loser
    I really miss the chooser"

  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
  5. Stike macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2002
    Man, great! It just makes me want to "do" this song and make a musicvideo for it, featuring footage of the Expos and so on... now, wouldnt that be cool?? :cool: :D
  6. madamimadam thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    Have you seen the film clip to "I Think We're A Clone Now"???

    That was HALIEROUS
    I have lost the video but I still have an MP3
  7. mmmdreg macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    lol..nice call
  8. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    he he he:D :D :D

    that's great!!:D maybe someone should do a music video for it? that would be awesome!!:D

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