Further evidence that David Simon’s legendary tv drama The Wire is about so much more than inner-city drug conspiracies, Slate has recently published this article outlining the decline of the Microsoft empire in the context of The Barksdale Organization.
Avon Barksdale, October 2004: Marlo. Who the fuck is Marlo? An independent with no fucking support got all the prime real estate and we doing what exactly? Young boy ran us off the corner? … Since when do we buy corners? We take corners.
Steve Ballmer, November 2004: Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I’m going to fucking bury that guy. I have done it before, and I will do it again. I’m going to fucking kill Google.