Friday, January 07, 2005

Looks like Bill Gates is human after all!

It looks like Bill Gates is not immune from his own software. I am sure that made many in the Linux community very proud of their Linux boxes software when at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bill Gates had some blue screens of death, and a few other glitches showing off his new inventions. Conan O’Brien had a few choice words during the presentation, and a few commented that Conan was just short of being bopped in the head for his remarks by the one and only Bill Gates. Well maybe not bopped, but I bet if looks could kill poor Conan would be dead right now.

I think this was a good lesson for Bill to learn. It even goes as far to prove that Gates pushes his software to market too soon. Plus not all the money in the world will guarantee a good reliable programming staff. How many staff does he have working on this anyway? I guess it proves too that it doesn’t matter how big of a company you have, it still can have flaws, bad products, and blunders. I will give Gates the benefit of the doubt and say that maybe the blunders were just a bad day on the work front. Could have been just bad products? Maybe, and maybe not. Moving a computer can cause problems. Flaws are iffy because I never knew a company to release something too soon when it was in very dire shape. I mean doesn’t a company want to put their best foot forward?

So how will Gates live up to this? Will he go around town with his lower lip poked out? Will he blame all the pitfalls of the Consumer Electronics Show on his staff and take all his frustration out on them? Or will he hide till all the humor of defeat has gone away? I am hoping that he just holds his head up just high enough, so everyone doesn’t think he is the proverbial jackass of all time.

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