let's do the time warp again

At dinner today the guy at the next table over was holding forth on something like why software is better than hardware, or why hardware is better than software, or memory sticks and writable DVD standards, or who-knows-what -- I gather he had some very emphatic point to make, but I couldn't tell where it was going. He had one of those piercing marketroid voices you just can't tune out. At first it was kind of funny, just because it seemed like somehow we had magically been transported back to 1996, but then it just got as irritating as it had been back then.

When he said "case in point!" and reached into his pocket to pull out some piece of consumer electronics to wave around for punctuation, I had to control myself from bursting out laughing, because I immediately thought "if he says vis-a-vis I'll have Bingo!"

And you thought dinosaurs were extinct.

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