rss
6

Windows have big tits – Linux don’t!

Windows Have Big Tits - Lunix Don'tIf you want to produce a hit record you can pick a singer with a great voice or a singer with big tits. If you can get both that’s great, but most often you can’t. After 15 years in the music business I know for sure what sells the best … and no, it’s not the big voice. The same thing can be said for IT.

Windows have bit tits – Linux do not. And that’s why Windows is much bigger than Linux and probably always will be. Linux is made for the geeks that want the raw quality of a flexible OS – windows is made for the majority of us that just want “big tits”.

Now, “big tits” is really just a metaphor. It’s a theory that I picked up during my many years in the music industry producing local and international records – even a few Grammy nominees, winners and platinum albums.

I came into the music business because I love music. I’ve been playing music all my life, formed my first band before elementary school and just love to create great music. So when I turned to production to make a living out of it my goal was off course to produce great music with great music talents. Yes, I was – and I am, a music geek.

“Big tits” is about the entertaining qualities a performing artist can have that have nothing to do with the core qualities of their music skills.

Paul Potts have big tits! When he won Britain’s Got Talent it wasn’t because he is the greatest opera singer in the world. He is not. Far from! There are hundreds – if not thousands, of well trained opera singers around the world that sings much better than Paul Potts, but he has “big tits”. He has the “Paul Potts story”, the “likeability” and the face of the man next door.

MP3 have big tits too – DVD-audio and other high quality audio formats don’t. MP3 is cool and sexy, it’s easy to share (legally or not) and it’s easy to use across all your music playing systems. MP3’s got super big tits. That is why MP3 have outperformed all the other – and much better – audio standards. MP3 do not produce great audio, that’s a fact, but it has big tits and that’s what most of us choose by the end of the day.

And now back to Linux and Windows.

Linux is created by the same kind of geeks that I used to be in the music business. They just want the best. The raw quality. They want singers that can really sing and musicians that plays like heaven. And they believe that one day all other people will understand this, become geeks like them, and start buying the best quality of products. Sorry guys, they won’t!

You can always find rare exceptions. Yes, sometimes obscure “artistic” music makes it into the top of the hit lists. But if you analyze the hit lists from the past 50 years you will see a very clear picture: It’s the mainstream, medium quality music – performed by artists with big tits, that sits on the far majority of top hits.

In 1988 the band KLF release the book “The Manual” (How To Have A Number One the Easy Way). Not only is this book very funny and a must read for anyone in the music business but its also very accurate.

The book step by step describes how you can go from being unemployed and never done any music to getting a number one hit on the UK charts in 3 month. The book even comes with a full money back guarantee!

How can that be true? And is it? Yes, it is indeed true. If you follow The Manual to the letter you will very likely get that number one hit. But I warn you; it may not be very much fun if you are a great music lover or upcoming artists with a passion for your creations – its all about making the music people want and what they vote (by purchase) into the charts weeks after week; year after year. It is not at all about creativity, originality and all the other great things about music and arts.

Windows may not be the best operating system in the world – especially not Windows Vista but Windows have big tits. Windows focus on what makes life easy and enjoyable for the average Joe (when it comes to OS I am definitely one of them!).

As long as Linux – and the Linux community of geeks, is focusing on “quality over wrapping” – great voice over big tits, then Linux will be reserved for the small minority that value quality over joy; easy of use over flexibility and good looks over great engines.



Skrevet af:

Mikkel deMib Svendsen er grundlægger af deMib.com og fungerer i det daglige som kreativ direktør.

Kommentarer (6)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. rob siger:

    so where does that leave mac os x :)

  2. Mikkel deMib Svendsen siger:

    Thats easy – Mac OS is “gay” – so the “tits theory” don’t apply but rather a different body part :)

    No, really, many of Apples products do really have super big tits. iPod is ABSOLUTELY not the best MP3 player around – but it does have big tits, and as a result it dominates the market.

    Mac computers I would say are more in a category of “interesting tits” that apply only to a small but very dedicated group of users :)

  3. dan siger:

    wonderful bait, mikkel!

  4. Well, I can see the term that you want to rank for pretty clearly. So, is there an angle for that ranking Mikel? Is it simply to draw male visitors to the site? Curious.

    • Mikkel deMib Svendsen siger:

      I actually do not do any work in the adult markets.

      So no, this post is not made to rank for anything specific. It is honestly made because I think the analogy from my time in the music business works really well. Its the balance between good quality and “good looks”. Good looks usually win.

  5. Victor siger:

    I really like Max OS X today now even compared to Windows 7.
    2-3 years ago I would not have been running it over Windows.
    They really did a good job on Mac OS X.

    It is like Microsoft got lazy and got run over in the process.

Leave a Reply




If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.