Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Missin' you already...

For the last so many months (say years) Bill Gates has been retiring from Microsoft. Especially in the last weeks he has been touring the world to provide 'exclusive' interviews to a ton of networks, newspapers and celebrity reporters around the globe... how exclusive can that be?!

Anyway, radio personality Dave Ross of KIRO-AM/710 in Seattle noticed a blogpost about a Bill Gates' (Jan 2003) email rant about Windows 'being a mess' and channeled the Microsoft chairman's frustrations for a dramatic reading of that message on air yesterday morning. You can listen to him reading the message here.

The story is simple: The Borg tried to download Movie Maker from a Microsoft download URL and... he experienced what the rest of us who are stupid enough to still use Windows experience on a regular basis. It's awesome to hear that from the once richest man of the world who is also responsible for the birth and growth of Windows as well. How cool can that be?

Have a look (or a hear, better said) to that linked audio file and pay attention to every word of that mail as it's being read by Mr. Ross. As I have been listening to it myself I've been thinking: the number of times I've been there and the life I wasted in similar moments... if I had a penny for each minute lost like this in the last 20 years, I'd be filthy rich by now. That infamous email dates from 2003... it's probably then when the Borg decided to split, realizing that he had created a monster.

In the meantime, the geniuses among ourselves have been using Mac OSX and its collection of wild cats. And we enjoy every minute of it!

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