So, this is what it’s come to.
This is what the beginning of the end looks like for American technological supremacy.
Here we have the “world’s most advanced operating system”, a full decade into development, and backed by the nation’s wealthiest corporation; An operating system with a devoted, almost religious fanbase.
What is the world’s most advanced operating system doing in the image above?
Well, as you can see, it’s crashing.
Is it being crashed by a malicious program written by a KGB agent, backed by the ample resources of the entire Russian government?
Is it being crashed by a NASA-coded application … an application built to guide the Space Shuttle during mission-critical outer-space search and rescue missions?
How about a complex application commissioned by the world’s financial institutions designed to help end global poverty as we know it?
What you see above is the world’s most advanced operating system being brought down by a Twitter client.
Yes, a Twitter client.
You know Twitter. The highly-technical service which allows uber-creative people to tell the world what they had for lunch in 140 characters or less.
Yeah, that Twitter.
Believe it or not, this single instance of a single Twitter client is powerful enough to completely befuddle the world’s most advanced operating system.
Not to be outdone, shortly after having the Twitter client bring my computer to a screening halt, my Wi-Fi connection was interrupted while I had a Rdesktop session open to a Windows machine.
You’ll be happy to know that the Windows box handled this disconnect gracefully, but the Mac … well, take a look and see for yourself:
So here we sit, in 2012, a time when the world’s most advanced operating system has somehow, someway, managed to emulate the computing experience of Windows 3.0, an operating system made obsolete while Chad Channing was still the drummer for Nirvana.
And to think, there are still some people left who doubt that human IQ has peaked.
Well, folks, doubt no more.