The Borg is Back, baby!
Sometimes the stars align, and the weekly theme just seems like it was written for you. Such was the case this Tuesday at Biddy McGraw’s. With “The Internet: Information Superhighway” as the theme, you could see the Borg9 collectively salivating, licking their chops as they were preparing to mop up the competition.
As I understand it, all four members of Borg9 became independently wealthy working in Silicon Valley during the 1990s, and had the foresight to get out early, cashing in right before the crash. Since, they’ve had all the time in the world to simply read Wired and MacWorld, play online high stakes poker, and spend time at PubQuiz. Amongst the team members are a former CEO of a competing search engine that got bought out by Google, a software developer and engineer that wrote the code that eventually became basis for a Wiki dedicated to cataloging albino butterflies (don’t snicker, it’s very popular amongst microbiologists and other PhDs), an adult film auteur who financed many critically acclaimed “films” — famous for their focus on character development, plot structure, and poignant use of symbolism — and finally the Gates’ personal masseuse, who left with a huge settlement check after being injured on he job under suspicious circumstances still not able to be discussed publicly due to court order.
Okay… absolutely none of that previous paragraph is true. Or, at least, I can’t prove that it’s true, and in fact I completely made up all of it. That’s not to say, however, that it couldn’t be true, as it would go along way in explaining just how dominant Borg9 was.