Delayed Processing

Do you ever have a nonsensical thought, but take way too long to realize that it doesn’t make any sense?

I just got some ice from the freezer, and noticed out of the corner of my eye that the tub of ice cream in there says, “Runs UNIX!” I thought it was really cool to see UNIX expanding to other markets, and was proud in some strange way.

As I was pouring my drink, though, it suddenly dawned on me that despite the power and versatility of UNIX, it most certainly doesn’t power the cardboard tub of ice cream in my freezer. The tub of ice cream, as hard as it is to believe, doesn’t run any operating system, because it’s a cardboard tub of ice cream.

FWIW, I went back in and looked, and the text isn’t even close to “Runs UNIX!”

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