In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle,…

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Right after I typed that brilliant title for this month’s newsletter, my wife leaned over and said,

“Why are you writing about a jungle?”
“I’m not.  This is about the new operating system that Steve Jobs just announced.”
“What’s it got to do with a jungle.”
“It’s a musical reference.”
“I’m not sure they’re going to get that.”
“Are you kidding?  I think everybody and their grandfather has heard that tune. You know, A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a wimoweh–”
“Yeah, yeah I got it.  I’m just not sure they’re going to get it.  Lions don’t even live in the jungle, and what’s the deal with all of the big cat names anyway?”
“Don’t know.  Steve’s got a thing for wild cats, I guess.  The point is that the king of the cats, Lion, Mac OS 10.7, is arriving next month and I wanted a clever way to talk about it.”
“Well, I still don’t think they’ll get it.”
“And that’s precisely the point I want make.”
“That they won’t get it?”
“Exactly.  I’m sure we’ll get dozens of calls about it and we’ll probably say, ‘unless you’re buying it on a new computer, or consider yourself an adventuresome pioneer with far too much time on your hands, just wait a bit. Patience Grasshopper.'”
“So you’re telling your clients not to get it.”
“Yes, to wait on the upgrade.”
“Well, as cool as Apple is, every new release of an operating system is going to have some kinks to work out.”
“It’ll be kinky?”
“Yes, kinky in a wholesome frustrating kind of way.  You may not be able to connect with your printer, a lot of your favorite software might not work anymore, iCloud could fail tragically and data could get stuck in a thunderstorm in North Carolina, or you may simply have trouble getting things done because a lot of the buttons and knobs are in different places.”
“Well, I’m shocked.  I thought you’d be all fired up about everyone jumping into this brand new operating system the day it comes out.”
“Oh, I’m happy to pick up the pom poms when the time comes.  I just don’t think it’s wise for most of our clients to leap right away.  I’m hoping they’ll let us work out the bugs, the kinks, the workarounds, and wait for the high sign when it’s safe to come out and play.  Probably sometime in the Fall, just to be on the safe side. Meanwhile, we should be helping them to upgrade to Snow Leopard (10.6) as you must be running that before you can upgrade to Lion.”
“Wow, your glee is contagious, cheerleader.  Speaking of which, it’s your night to do the dishes.”

A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a wimoweh
A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a wimoweh

Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.

All the best,


P.S.  And if you really can’t get that song out of your head, here’s a link to make sure it embeds itself for another 48 hours:

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