Michael Swindell apparently didn’t realise the risk he was taking by pointing out that some Delphi books had been featured in a popular TV program.
I don’t watch the show in question myself though I did enjoy the “The Walken Dead” spoof, but I understand it is very popular. I suspect it is this popularity that Michael was dazzled by and/or hoping to dazzle people with by association with Delphi.
Quite apart from the shockingly clumsy segué into the boiler-plate multi-platform marketing spiel, I wonder how anyone with any knowledge of the two could bring themselves to say (with a straight face at least) that OWL was in any way a “precursor of FireMonkey“.
Maybe in the same sense that Btrieve was the precursor to DB2. I mean they’re both databases and Btrieve came before DB2, right ?
But that aside, he appears to have missed the potential meaning that could be interpreted from Delphi books appearing on a shelf alongside other books about …
… other long-dead IT luminaries such as OS/2 Warp …
… in a show that specifically references …
… the WALKING DEAD !
Maybe Delphi isn’t dead. But being undead isn’t much consolation.
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