Friday, May 31, 2013

Spell Wars and Star Check

My good friend +Ryan Kirtley used to work at the same branch of the bank as I did. We spent our days, seemingly working, but in actuality, we would spend a great deal of time swapping  articles and talking about how terrible the Star Wars prequels are. Seriously, I think I hate Hayden Christensen more +Hitler hated everyone. (Apparently Hitler hasn't joined Google+)

Unfortunately, in an act of severe betrayal +Ryan Kirtley moved to a different branch of the bank. (Something about improving his career opportunities or some such nonsense. Am I right?) But what really suffered were our contributions an analyses of the science fiction genre. Fortunately, we still interact with one another via email. Furthermore, our use of Microsoft Outlook led to a great discovery for the world of science fiction.

So, because the new Star Trek movie came out recently, naturally our email conversation turned into a discussion of the new Star Trek movie. I was perplexed by something in the plot when +Ryan Kirtley responded to me and made a monumental discovery. And I quote,

"From: Kirtley, Ryan 
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:18 PM
To: Velluto, Alex
Subject: RE: HA

And if you remember… Starfleet wanted to start a war with the Klingons. (side note outlook knows Starfleet and Klingons are words) NERDS AT MICROSOFT!!!!

So, naturally, I typed some Star Wars (Notice to the untrained observer: Star Wars is different than Star Trek) words into Outlook and lo and behold that infamous red squiggly line appeared beneath all of the Star Wars words but not under the Star Trek words! SPELLCHECKED! 

As a side note to the untrained observer, since a long time ago in a galaxy far far away in a place where no man has gone before, there has been a feud between "Trekkies" and Star Wars fans. (There has also been a feud between Microsoft and Apple, and more recently Google.) So, it appears, that the overlord Bill Gates has declared a winner in this feud. And that Microsoft favors Star Trek to Star Wars. Now, while the Venn Diagram of Star Trek and Star Wars enthusiasts who like Microsoft don't constitute a majority of the nerd community, it still represents (I would suppose) the vast majority of them. So, I declare to these people, the war between the "Star" franchises officially concluded. 

I now present the evidence:

You will notice, the future director of Star Wars Episode VII, J.J. Abrams is the only word on the Star Wars side not spell checked. This is probably only due to the fact that he was also the director of the most recent Star Trek reboot. I guess that debate rages on.

As for me, I'm an Apple fan so nothing has been decided yet.

1 comment:

Neil said...

+1 for Star Trek, I suppose. Maybe I will have to go watch it.