V Economistu vyšel článek Another game of thrones, který si hezky pohrává s Písní a aplikuje na ní dnešní bitvu internetových gigantů Googlu, Applu, Facebooku a Amazonu.
Now, as in Mr Martin’s realm of Westeros, where the reader is always being apocalyptically assured that “winter is coming”, their world is undergoing great change.
The death last year of Steve Jobs, Apple’s monarch, robbed the technology world of the nearest thing that it had to royalty. But even before Jobs’s passing, tension was growing between the great powers of the web generation as the onset of mobile computing upset the previous balance of power.
Microsoft? Like the Targaryen family, which used to rule Westeros and now plots in exile to regain the crown, the company is desperate to regain its former glory.