LOL -- Apple spurns hackers with poetry

I have to tip my hat to Apple for its creativity and wicked sense of humor. Today NPR reported that Apple's latest version of Mac OS X has a creative error message for pirates that try to hack it (presumbly from Mac's new Intel hardware platform to run on standard Wintel systems):

There once was a user that whined
His existing OS was so blind
He'd do better to pirate
An OS that ran great
But found his hardware declined

That's brilliant.

By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.