“Imagine my dismay,” wrote the complainer. And boy did we ever. We sat around all afternoon imagining his dismay, and came to the conclusion that we want no part in cruelty to made-up virtual computerized population simulations of fake species.
But there’s more to this humbling moment of recognition and contrition. Our eyes have been opened. There are other Clarkwood Software products that glamorize violence against metaphorical software entities, and we intend to root out and scrutinize any instances of faux unpleasantness.
And there’s Multisite for iWeb and its ability to delete site documents. This euphemism doesn’t grate so harshly on the surface, but deep down there is still a subtext of extermination and death.
We’re still figuring out exactly where to go from here, but step one, for us, is to admit we have a problem. And we admit it. We have a huge pretend issue here, and we hereby promise to keep a lookout to prevent further contrived offenses.