Debian's version 4.0 was called Etch. It was named after the etch-a-sketch in Toy Story, following Debian traditions of naming it's versions after Toy Story characters (the current version, 5.0, is called Lenny).
This post isn't on Debian. It's about xkcd #551. It's also based on etch-a-sketch. It's one of my favourites, I guess. I suppose I can understand how the guy must be feeling. Take a look -
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