The old record for Amazon UK preorders was held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The new record goes to Windows 7.
What's this mean? People are actually going out to buy Windows 7 instead of waiting for their next PC to upgrade, sure. But what's this really mean?
Technology is more powerful than magic. Software is the new spell, and the laptop is the new spellbook. Magic may have banished dragons from the Earth, but it can't do your taxes or upload your photos to the web.
Man has reached the new era, an era when science triumphs mysticism, when digital truth arrives to answer all of our nagging, analogue questions.