Hey Newbies, Want to Find Out If "Bill Gates can solve the Y2K problem"?

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Go get a tape of the TNT channel's show, "Pirates of Silicon Valley." I make it a point of never watching the boob toob, but my family told me it was a flick about Bill Gates. It got my attention enuf to sit there for 2 hours.

I think it showed last Sunday nite. It gives a revealing bio of Steve Jobs, Woz, and crew. But more relevant to y2k is the bio on Bill Gates and cronies. When you see what they did you may not believe it.

Well, it happened. A few quibbling details were incorrect (e.g., The Homebrew Computer Club met at the Stanford Linear Accelator Bldg, not in Berkeley.)

How do I know? I vas dere, Chollie -- at least up until 1981. And then I was able to ck into what Billy Boy was doing in Redmond, by going to occasional conferences and one of them as an invitee by Microsoft. It really happened, folks. Bill never created ANYTHING worthwhile except a monstrous bank account and the impression that he could save the world with personal computers. He INVENTED Windows? You've got to be kidding!!!!!! This guy can 'fix y2k?' Criminies!!!!

See the video and get a new perspective.


-- William J. Schenker, MD (wjs@linkfast.net), June 25, 1999


Well in MHO anyone with 90 billion dollars who can't get a decent haircut is probably overestimated from day one.

-- (Windows@95.User), June 25, 1999.


-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), June 25, 1999.

Bill Gates is a petty thief.
Typing this on an iMac ;^)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 25, 1999.

Petty thief?!!!??

-- corrine l (corrine@iwaynet.net), June 25, 1999.

Yep. Review the history. I worked for IBM, then Apple, late 80s.
Petty putty thief. And a tempermental bully too.
He's gathered around abuncha smarter people and built a towering empire on sand.

Billy Goat will not be the most popular tycoon in January.

6 months ... Time Will Tell.

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 25, 1999.

Corinne- Grand Theft ?!!!??

-- Gia (Laureltree7@hotmail.com), June 25, 1999.

Just musing.........

If you stole a German man, could you be charged with....

Grand theft Otto...............

-- Craig (craig@ccinet.ab.ca), June 25, 1999.

That was funny Craig...

-- BiGG (supersite@acronet.net), June 25, 1999.

Bill Gates. 90 billion and a Bad hair cut. Ross Percot. Many billion and a bad hair cut. Coincidence? I think not. PS. Ross could fix Y2K. "We're a world class country and we can do anything we want. Just got to lift the hood and role up our sleves. See, I brought a chart to show how we could do it.....

-- smfdoc (smfdoc@aol.com), June 25, 1999.

This is too funny almost everyone I talk to says ,you think bill gates would let this happen.....Tired og it wpould love to get something on him.

-- tazz (tazzz75@hotmail.com), June 26, 1999.

I saw the show and was rather suprised. I wondered if it had any validity at all....

-- Moore Dinty moore (not@thistime.com), June 26, 1999.

Yeah, he has validity. He is one of those folks that we used to call "robber barons." He's a tough, hard-nosed business dude. His genius is not in the puter side, but rather in staffing and then in attacking the competition. And he takes no prisoners. And he jammed us with this MS-DOS OS that is enough to drive one to distraction.

-- Gordon (gpconnolly@aol.com), June 26, 1999.

Say it's just a bump in the road -- one that's more than the shock absorbers can handle, and breaks many axis -- we will be tracking to see if Macintosh sales see a spurt.

There are some exciting new developments getting ready to roll off Apple's line -- it'll take some big fireworks for the masses to GI about the Mac advantage.

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 26, 1999.

A & L,

Is Steve J. still involved with apple? I thought I remembered reading something recently about him getting back into the arena somewhere.

-- Moore Dinty moore (not@thistime.com), June 26, 1999.

Yep, Steve Jobs is the iCEO, he done saved Apple yessirree, and he's the owner/head of Pixar: A Bug's Life (heeheehee), Toy Story, etc. He's married, having lotsa kids, doing real well. Quite a story there, to rise from the ashes so dramatically so many times. Heard he's even learning how to treat people right nice. Evolution in the revolution!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 26, 1999.

A & L,

Thanks for info. Next time I'm out browsing will take a look at those imacs. Keep up the good work...enjoy your posts. Wish I had more time to research articles. Thanks again.

-- Moore Dinty moore (not@thistime.com), June 27, 1999.

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