How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…

Green Onion: Tim Cook Forgets Password, Installs New OS to Decrypt MacBook

SUNNYVALE, CA -- In a tech world-shattering decision on Wednesday, Tim Cook opened his MacBook Pro and couldn't for the life of him remember what his password was. He then ordered Apple technicians to create a new MacOS version that bypasses the encryption and data wiping features of the MacBook Pro so that he could get into his computer and retrieve his data.

This came just hours after he released a statement denying the FBI similar capabilities for the iPhone of the suspect in the San Bernardino shootings.

"This is completely different," Cook said in a statement to the press, "This is a MacBook Pro. The FBI were trying to look into an iPhone. Two completely different devices."

He continued the statement saying that he thought he had written his password down somewhere, but couldn't find it. "I think it was on a sticky note or something... like a yellow one... It's possible I wrote it in a document on my computer, which, in hindsight, was stupid."

Analysts speculated that Cook's forgetfulness was part of a vast FBI conspiracy to warm him to the idea of decrypting the San Bernardino suspect's iPhone. They claim that mind-wiping technology was involved, which is much more sophisticated technology than an iPhone. There was no response when questioned why they had mind-wiping technology, but not iPhone decryption technology.