Apple’s recent filing with the SEC revealed that company has been sued for something called “mo-no-po-ly.”
Apple fans were at a loss to fathom what this heretofore unheard of transgression could entail.
“Does it have something to do with iPod battery failures?” asked Mac user Chris Shea. “I know a lot of people have gotten really pissy about the iPod batteries.
“Mo-no-po-ly,” Shea said rolling the word around in his mouth. “Mo-no-po-ly. Mo. No. Po. Ly.
“Nope. Doesn’t ring a bell.”
Shea declined to be interviewed further as he was late for a deposition in a court case. While he considers himself a Mac user first, Shea is also an antitrust lawyer.
Many Apple web sites launched a counter-offensive against the claim while not fully understanding its basis.
“This is a specious argument that has no merit,” wrote Daring Fireball’s John Gruber.
“Its specious nature will soon be revealed for its speciosity.”
Gruber would not admit to having received a Random House Word-A-Day calendar as a holiday gift, despite the fact that the January 2nd entry is “specious.”
Some have suggested that this “mo-no-po-ly” may somehow be related to the monopoly power exercised by Microsoft through its illegal and destructive stranglehold on the operating system market for sixteen years.
But all members of the Apple community agreed that that was just stupid.