2008-04-18 21:30:50

IronMan vs Linux ... the loser is Paramount!

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a comic book fan. Regardless, that doesn't preclude any enjoyment to be had from an afternoon spent at the movie theatre, enjoying the latest efforts based on those indelible icons of Americana.

That being said, one must wonder what Marvel and Paramount Pictures were thinking when they let Matt Fraction, writer for the new "Invincible Iron Man" comic from Marvel, open his mouth regarding the new comic book, prior to the movie premier!

"[Tony Stark, aka IronMan, the Hero]'s the future's pioneer, the Chuck Yeager of human evolution. He's at the forefront of what comes next."

"[Ezekiel Stane, the Villian] has absolutely no loyalty to any sort of law, creed, or credo. He doesn't want to beat Tony Stark, he wants to make him obsolete. Windows wants to be on every computer desktop in the world, but Linux and Stane want to destroy the desktop. He's the open source to Stark's closed source oppressiveness."

Is he intentionally attempting to alienate part of his fan base, or is he just an idiot?

I can honestly say that it is the first time I’ve heard "closed source oppressiveness" described as "the forefront of what comes next". Not to mention "Linux ... want[s] to destroy the desktop".

Whatever. That's a pair of $9.75 tickets and a $30 blu-ray sale lost.

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James Conner