Friday, March 11, 2011

Technologies as Girls


She is quite easy to please. At her age it's no wonder. If you aren’t looking for anything special – she’s totally yours. A bit of dressing-up and tuning and voilĂ , you have a girlfriend! But if you're not the kind of guy who loves endless repetitive conversations, you ran into trouble… You’ve got to be a real genius to tell her what you really want to do or to understand what she is saying or can do every now and then. She won’t dance to your tune and she most often likes the things that her parents taught her – there are no ifs ands or buts about it, she affords something new with deep breath. And if, on top of that, you happen to be a man of fashion, then dressing her up will be a great strain on your nerves. So you’d better think before you mess up with her.


She is young and beautiful. Her mind is not burdened with conventionalities and complex rules, and she doesn’t expect her boyfriend to know all the social graces. She is willing to make all sorts of connections and she can maintain them so that her reputation is impeccable. She changes her opinion and behaviour to be a match for capable partners that stick around. Oh, and by the way, you can keep total control over her wardrobe :-)


Sometimes you can look at her and take her for some other girl. They all look the same as if they were from incubator. And they bring an air of old times, of something long forgotten. People hardly ever call them beautiful. All right! She might become beautiful… but then she needs a celebrity make-up artist. But such high-flying professionals would rather court the next girl…


Wow! She would stop a running horse, and rush in a burning house. She can do nearly anything. More than that: she looks stunning… and wait till you see the way she moves… Yes, she may be weird or naughty at times, but if you manage and tame her, the effect will be astonishing. And the only thing you will have to fight with is the temptation to show your friends all you can do with her.


Rejoice, ye nymphet lovers! WPF's little sister has grown up and even come of age in some way, but she has retained her freshness and tiny frame together with the beauty and smoothness of her movements. Yet unlike WPF, she is far less fussy about rendezvous points, less demanding about your financial well-being and sometimes even willing to change her name. So if you have to leave her for ASP.NET (uh-oh! :-( ), you will keep thinking of that air of freedom you relished in communication with her every time you were unbuttoning her blouse and pondering over what you want her to be like this time.

P.S. Couldn't find photo copyrights. Tried to pick out the copiable ones. Offers welcome!
P.P.S. Huge thanks to Kate Melnikova who did a major work of the translation of this text from Russian.