Besides the optimists and pessimists view of a half-empty glass, here are others reactions when somebody leaves a half-glass of milk next to a computer.
Optimist: The glass is half full.
Pessimist: The glass is half empty.
Apple Computer: You guys really should be drinking Perrier.
Bill Gates: Not enough market share to be Microsoft Milk.
Free Software Foundation: That milk is the cow’s contribution to all mankind!
Futurist: The milk’s in the wrong half of the glass.
Fuzzy logic guys: I may or may not have drunk some part of that milk.
IBM: Rent the glass from us and we’ll fill it with something we know is good for you.
CIA: What makes you think that’s milk?
NSA: We know what it really is.
National news media: Hey, we wanted orange juice!
Copy protection crazies: Somebody drank half my milk and didn’t pay for it!
Feminist: How come HIS glass is bigger than MINE?
Idealist: In a decent world, this glass would be filled to the brim and big enough for everyone to enjoy.
Shareware game author: That glass is free; the next one you have to pay for.
Assembly programmers: No thanks; I drink straight from the cow.
Basic programmers: No thanks; I’m still breast-feeding.