The lamentably unrealistic image of anthromorphized programs sailing the high seas, in search of rape, pillage, and high adventure. Here's a typical snippet:

<Cap'n Doom>Arr, mateys. Where be me parrot?

<First Mate Windows 98> Cap'n, ship sighted! They fly the colors of the ASP and BSA!

<Doom>Shiver me peg leg and distribute me on unmarked floppies to your friends! Filthy cowards, have at thee! Full ramming speed, Mr. Lotus 1-2-3!

<Pilot Lotus> Aye, Cap'n. We shall litter the seas with their shrink-wrap and send their EULAs to #davy-jones-locker-0-day!

<Doom> Arrrrrrr!