Bill Gates Meets His Match
January 6, 2007 8:10pm CST
The following is a conversation overheard as Bill Gates was moving into his new home. Bill: "There are a few issues we need to discuss." Contractor: "Ah, you have our basic support option. Calls are free for the first 90 days and $75 a call thereafter. Okay?" Bill: "Uh, yeah.. the first issue is the living room. We think it's a little smaller than we anticipated." Contractor: "Yeah. Some compromises were made to have it out by the release date." Bill: "We won't be able to fit all our furniture in there." Contractor: "Well, you have two options. You can purchase a new, larger living room; or you can use a Stacker." Bill: "Stacker?" Contractor: "Yeah, it allows you to fit twice as much furniture into the room. By stacking it, of course, you put the entertainment center on the couch.. the chairs on the table.. etc. You leave an empty spot, so when you want to use some furniture you can unstack what you need and then put it back when you're done." Bill: "Uh..I dunno..issue two. The second issue is the light fixtures. The bulbs we brought with us from our old home won't fit. The treads run the wrong way." Contractor: "Oh! That's easy. Those bulbs aren't plug and play. You'll have to upgrade to the new bulbs." Bill "And the electrical outlets? The holes are round not rectangular. How do I fix that?" Contractor: "Just uninstall and reinstall the electrical system." Bill: "You're kidding!?" Contractor: "Nope. Its the only way." Bill: "Well..I have one last problem. Sometimes, when I have guest over, someone will flush the toilet and it won't stop. The water pressure drops so low that the showers don't work." Contractor: "That's a resource leakage problem. One fixture is failing to terminate and is hogging the resources preventing access from other fixtures." Bill: "And how do I fix that?" Contractor: "Well, after each flush, you all need to exit the house, turn off the water at the street, turn it back on, reenter the house and then you can get back to work." Bill: "That's the last straw. What kind of product are you selling me?" Contractor: "Hey, if you don't like it nobody made you buy it." Bill: "And when will this be fixed?" Contractor: "Oh, in your next house--which will be ready to release sometime near the end of next year. Actually it was due out this year, but we've had some delays.."
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21 Jan 07
Yeah... that is funny and I have heard similar jokes before. However... to be fair... this did apply to older Windows versions like Windows 98. Since using Windows XP for the past two years, I had no problems at all. Many people don't know anything about computers and make mistakes. They just blame Microsoft for their refusal to learn anything. You only need to read people's questions about fixing their computer to quickly realise that they barely know where the switch on button is.
7 Jan 07
good joke.well it is partly true. these software companies make a lot of fuss about there producs. they always have some problems and just keep on telling , it will be fixed in next realease. they bring out new version each other day and make us believe it has a lot of features. but most of them are false..
7 Jan 07
Here is a similar one The World is about to end and so God beckons the President of the US, the Russian President and Bill Gates and tells them that theWorld is Coming to an End and so to informa all their people to be ready for it. The US President goes back and tells the People of US..Countrymen I have good news and Bad News. The Good News is that there is a GOD. The Bad news is that the World is Coming to an end and so be prepared to leave this lovely life you have been leading so far. The Russian President goes and tells his people. I have Bad news and Good News. The Bad News is that there is a GOD, the good news is that your suffering is soon coming to an end@! Bill Gates calls all employees of Microsoft and tells them, Folks I have good news and Better news. The Good news is that God thinks I am among the three most important people in the world. The Better news for all of you is that we wont need to Release Vista anymore!