The scene: 1996. Apple has just purchased NeXT, and programmers huddle together, cursing the devil-spawned end user. “Alas,” says one, “our mighty empire has fallen. Know now that our legacy shall live on, as a curse passed to all mankind.”
“What curse shall this be?” asks his brethren. “What artifact of our dark majesty shall we use to smite our enemies and leave them fearing our almighty glories?”
“Why,” replies the first programmer, “it shall be known as… the OS X frameworks mechanism!” All tremble.