Look at your computer right now, is it gray? If not, was it once gray
and now that color of spoiled milk? If so, your computer is not post-gray.
Is your computer Dell-black? Is it Apple-white or clear or red or blue or
purple? If so, then you and your computer are proud participants in the post-gray movement.
Post-gray is not so much a cultural revolution or the color of computers, but
the hardware evolution of the lonely unnetworkable PCs made in the
mid-to-late 90s that never work and sit in your closet. Post-gray is the
buzzword (in other words I didn't make it up) that embodies the progressive desires of the PC Aristocracy to sell
you and your business gigahertzed computers that hook up easier than college
The post-gray reality is here. The kind clergy of the computer world have
given us laser mice, flat monitors, and DSL. Good riddance to the roller mice,
thirty pound 15" theatres, and serial cables of the distant 20th century.
Our computers are post-gray and so are we. We are so post-gray that if Dell put
out a gray computer it would be fashionable again... but it would still be
My cubicle features an Old Regime 500Mhz PC encapsulated in yellow and a
streamlined 2.4Ghz Dell, dude, with flat monitor and laser mouse: Pride of the
post-gray regime. Only one is connected to the internet right now. One
is a steam engine, the other is cold fusion. One weighs more than a boulder, the
other can sit on my shoulder. Sir, welcome to the post-gray world.
Actually, forget it. It's just style over substance.