I just got around to building an aStore on Amazon. It's Here All I have on there at the moment are the absolute coolest dinnerware ever. Or at least I think so. That being said, I have never owned dinnerware myself. This is my first dinnerware purchase and while it seem silly I would post about it, I felt compelled.
I wonder if this is even true...nevertheless it is very funny:
For those of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on ....At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry, and stated:"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving cars that cost $25.00 to buy and did 1,000 miles to the gallon!"In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash. Sometimes twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason we would all simply accept this as normal.
4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the whole engine.
5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive. Unfortunately, it would only run on five percent of roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.
7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same way as the old one.
10. You would have to press the "Start" button to shut the car down.
Seth submits this post After the Fact and makes note of Bill Gates substituting Apple when talking about Vista. I think we all need to see the rest of the clip. I watched it 5 times and really don't see exactly what the point is. I get the sense Bill was suggesting that 5 million people tested Vista on Apple Machines.
More than anything I recognize that Bill is not comfortable in front of the camera.