Adapter?

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:

Adapter

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!

Creative Commons License
Adapter by Daniel Meyer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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  1. #1 by Ben Dean on September 28, 2009 - 8:48 am

    Oh how nice it would be to say that I’ve never written software that looks like that…

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