Een parodie is soms alles wat nodig is om een complex probleem met eenvoudige middelen aan de man te brengen. Neem nu bijvoorbeeld deze humoristische transformatie van een Stevenote door MADtv. Wat een iRack precies is lijkt op het eerste zicht nogal vaag, maar ik weet zeker dat het achterliggende idee snel duidelijk zal worden. Enjoy!
Introduction: Ladies and gentlemen, Apple Computers shareholders and investors, may I introduce the founder of Apple Computers, mister Steve Jobs!
Steve Jobs: Welcome everyone. In the last three years, Apple Computers has introduced iTechnology that has changed the world: the iPod, the iMac, the iBook, the iPhone, the iPictureframe, the iLamp, the iMicrowave, and the iVacuumcleaner. Tonight, I will unveil to you our newest iTechnology. And it will synergize with all of our iProducts. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: the iRack!
Woman in audience: The iRack looks unstable!
Jobs: Trust me, the intelligence briefings I got on the iRack are completely credible.
Man in audience: The iRack looks like something we shouldn’t be involved with. It looks like you put it together with no directions.
Jobs: I am confident the iRack will work without any directions or plans of any sort.
Man in audience: But the iRack looks all shaky. You are going to fix it, right?
Jobs: Wrong! This is the iRack as we intended. Mission accomplished. Now I’m going to put our iProducts into the iRack.
Woman in audience: Mister Jobs: don’t force the in there.
Jobs: I know what I’m doing, I’m not dumb.
Woman in audience: The iRack looks like it doesn’t even want those things in there.
Jobs: Don’t worry, I know what’s best for the iRack.
Woman in audience: Don’t put more in the iRack! It will collapse on itself!
Jobs: Wrong! What the iRack needs is more things.
Woman in audience: You shouldn’t be putting more things in, you should be taking things out!
Man in audience: Yes! Get things out of the iRack!
Jobs: Does everyone here want me to take things out of the iRack?
Jobs: I hear what you’re saying, and the answer is: no! I’m going to put even more things into the iRack!
Man in audience: But the iProducts don’t even look like they’re getting along in the iRack. They look like they hate each other in there.
Woman in audience: Look! The iRack is starting to smoke!
Jobs: That’s just the beginnings of synergy. I will help the process along by throwing the rest of our money at the iRack.
Woman in audience: Stop it, you’re ruining the iRack!
Man in audience: As stockholders we will not support you in this!
Jobs: I don’t care! Guess what: I’m going to put 21000 more things in the iRack.
Woman in audience: Oh my God, the iRack is on fire!
Man in audience: The fire from the iRack is engulfing the entire building!
Woman in audience: Everybody out!
Man in audience: Where is the exit?! How do we get out of here?!
Jobs: You can’t get out of here. There is no exit-strategy.
Jobs: You can’t get out of here. There is no exit-strategy. I want you all to stop focusing on the iRack, and start focusing on our newest project: the iRan!