A new addition to my collection of metaphors. Cringley on Microsoft's OneCare:
Healthy, Wealthy, and ... Alright, Just Wealthy: Meanwhile, the House of Redmond has announced Windows OneCare, a subscription service offering firewall, anti-spyware, and other tools to keep your PC "healthy." Microsoft is currently beta testing OneCare on its own lab rats -- I mean, employees -- and pricing is still up for grabs. That's like somebody selling you a leaky boat, then offering to rent you a life preserver.