As I write about the latest View repair, I'm suddenly reminded of a Microsoft story....
During the ill-fated Windows Vista launch, Asus built proof-of-concept laptop prototypes for the marketing team. I shamelessly begged for the ultra-thin pearl white one, which, tellingly, never made it into production.
The laptop was as slow and buggy as it was beautiful, earning its nickname Fabio. Our steamy romance lasted just weeks, as Fabio's hardware flaws proved fatal. Even though he was dumb and difficult, it was a tough loss.
The shiny, tempestuous View is bringing back those painful memories. I feel guilty, as if it may jinx everything, but I've already started thinking of her as Giselle. (Seahawk fans will know why.)