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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macmadant, Jan 21, 2006.
Nice find - thanks for sharing!
OK, am I the only one not getting the joke?
What trojan horse did Microsoft sneak into Apple? Office? Internet Explorer?
Or am I supposed to just say, "ha ha it makes fun of windoze, dat iz funny"?
I'm guessing it's a jibe at possible dual-booting MacTel boxes, with Windows viruses on the way....
Possibly, but the meaning would depend on how old the picture is. The Apple logo shown is the old 'rainbow' version, which means that it may not be a new cartoon.
It's an old cartoon from the original days in the 80's when Microsoft wanted to work with Apple, only to pirate the OS interface and features.
The date on the cartoonist's signature looks like 1997 or possibly earlier, so maybe not. Especially with the old rainbow logo.
Could be a reference to:
...or the money that MS dumped into Apple at one stage.
Edit: Gazumped by fingers far quicker than mine.
"Your mother was an 'amsterrr, and your father smelt of elderberries!"
Is what they presumably said to Microsoft at the time.
Microsoft: Tell your master that we have been charged by God to find the Holy GUI, and if he gives us food and shelter for the night, he may join our quest to find thwe Holy GUI.
Apple: Well, ah'll tell heem, but ah don't theenk heel be verra keen - he's already got one, you see.
Microsoft: He what?
Sir Galahad: (puzzled) He said he's already got one!?!.....
Microsoft: He's already got one?
Apple: Yes, it's verra nice-a
Cleese's rude frenchman is INIMITABLE.
"I blow my nose at you, so-called "Meester Gates," you and all your silly Micro-so-fts...."