I saw this at the Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show in Portland, Indiana a few weeks ago and thought it was a classic illustration of… something:
From a software metaphor perspective, is it a horror? A triumph? Every time I look at it, I find myself doing some combination of an approving smile and a cringe.
I’m making this photo available under a pretty loose Creative Commons license, in case it illustrates just the point you were trying to make. (Here’s a higher-res version.) Enjoy!
Adapter by Daniel Meyer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.