Extort, retry, fail?

Toby’s stored his files in the cloud, and now the cloud is screwing him.

“Thank you for choosing to renew your WebCloud subscription.  Your order total is: $500.  Please enter your payment details below.”

It’d been $20 a year ago.  He’s hesitating, torn between not getting played and the desire to see his thesis again.  The dialog box expands a tray to assist him in this choice.

“If you renewed your subscription, here is one of the files you would be able to access.”  It shows him the top part of a document that begins with the heading “References”.  The contents of the tray momentarily fades out.  When it comes back it’s replaced with a different document, titled “Introduction”.

“But not this one; this one is gone.  Totally gone.  I hope it wasn’t important.”

Toby makes a sound like a pelican being choked and scrambles for his credit card.

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~ by Electro-mechanical Man on February 25, 2011.

2 Responses to “Extort, retry, fail?”

  1. You’re not implying that capitalism is CAPITALIST, are you?

  2. Workers of the world unite!

    I think the message I was trying to convey is that you can write 150 odd words of *anything* to justify a really bad pun.

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