The peculiar ironies of this world

Screen shot 2013-05-18 at 10.21.01 AM This must be one of the most perplexing of such ironies, that the man who founded a company making some of the worst software in the world, a company whose profits and stock price have floundered for years because of that, but is nevertheless able to persuade the great masses of people on earth to buy and use his crappy software, often to the exclusion of better products, and thus make himself the richest man in the world.

The phrase “go figure” comes to mind but it’s wrong to say it.  This is an incalculable enigma, trying to think it through and understand it would be a fool’s errand. It is a phenomenon that can be observed and known but never understood.

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