I know that in America most people aren't really jealous of those who make it (certain leftish types excepted).But to me personally it's even more than that with Gates. We were peers. Both equally excited about the possibilities that personal pc's would bring to every individual.I hung out with people who looked like that and went to computer shows, endlessly fascinated by everything new. A lot of the guys I met wished out loud their wives were as interested in the stuff as I was.He became a producer and I a consumer and I don't begrudge him a penny of his worth.I still think of us as peers even though I never met the guy.
The dork in the blue shirt on the bottom left needs to get his act together. How will anyone that wimpy looking ever accomplish something worthwhile? He needs to hang out with the guys at the corner bar. What a wasted life.
It's called the "Me Decade" and I think I've finally figured out why--it's short for "Don't Look at Me!"
Then there's that pic of the ocean, over there @ Maggie's Farm, that says, "Do, do look at me!"
Think of the parents of this gang. How many of them delivered lectures on a daily basis trying to influence them into getting a "real job"?I think all in all it's a good thing such advice was not taken.
“Think of the parents of this gang.”I have been told on good authority that they hid their switch blades and automatic weapons when this picture was taken. They were only interested in computers because of their desire to take over the government. President Bush phones Bill Gates every morning to get his marching orders. Also, Halliburton is merely a front company owned by Microsoft.
vnjagvet,The parents took the aforementioned Dork in the Blue Shirt to a Shrink when he was a teen.Luckily the Shrink just told him to take it easy, he had already won with his parents....now if only he had married Syl instead of Melinda...I knew a Coach for the Blazers that said one on one Paul was just an easy going guy.
"I think all in all it's a good thing such advice was not taken."Had Gates taken the entire indoctrination program at Boston, who knows what mundane dreams he might have dreamt.Ballmer on the other hand, was unfazed and untameable.Has everyone seen a video of one of his rants around the stage?
...and now the Political Morons at Google have half the MS Market Cap in ~7 years!!!
vivekg writes "BBC has published an article featuring the highlights of technological social change from around the world for this year. It is amazing to find out how technology is being used in very different ways for very different communities. Victims of the Tsunami disaster, Virtual Wallets in Japan, and the Indian government, bringing technology to rural areas, all have been touched by the positive use of technology. Hope to see more good community-based collaboration in 2006."
I always thought the Blazers ought to play in dark-blue serge sports jackets.
I gotta tell ya, folks: this picture really says one hell of a lot: about the power of individuals' about the power of dreaming; about the power of seeing things that other people dont see--I begrudge them nothing: this motley crew really did change the world.
I thought they shoulda played with their hair on fire.
rogera,Many will never understand how much more like Pioneers Bill and Paul were compared to the Google Billionaires.Today it's what's happening.Bill and Paul built it and made it happen.
And to continue the conversation a bit: Bill Gates came from a moneyed family--and after making a HUGE fortune, he has been involved in philanthropy--and working on projects, that in my humble estimation, have great payoff potential for marginal inputs--Seems to me his public health initiatives could easily be emulated by governments--As I said in my earlier post: I begrudge him nothing, and even more I stand in appreciation for what he has done. Too bad governments arent as good.
Maggies Farm Produce:A sign in the Bank Lobby reads: ---"Please note that this Bank is installing new Drive-through teller machines enabling customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles. Customers using t his new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts. After months of careful research, MALE & FEMALE procedures have been developed. Please follow the appropriate steps for your gender."MALE PROCEDURE:1. Drive up to the cash machine.2. Put down your car window. 3. Insert card into machine and enter PIN.4. Enter amount of cash required and withdraw.5. Retrieve card, cash and receipt.6. Put window up.7. Drive off.***********************************************************FEMALE PROCEDURE:1. Drive up to cash machine.2. Reverse and back up the required amount to align car window with the machine.3. Set parking brake, put the window down.4. Find handbag, remove all contents onto passenger seat to locate card.5. Tell person on cell phone you will call them back and hang up.6. Attempt to insert card into machine.7. Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to its excessive distance from the car.8. Insert card.9. Re-insert card the right way.10. Dig through handbag to find diary with your PIN written on the inside back page.11. Enter PIN.12. Press cancel and re-enter correct PIN.13. Enter amount of cash required.14. Check makeup in rear view mirror. 15. Retrieve cash and receipt.16. Empty handbag again to locate wallet and place cash inside.17. Write debit amount in check register and place receipt in back of checkbook.18. Re-check makeup.19. Drive forward 2 feet.20. Reverse back to cash machine.21. Retrieve card.22. Re-empty hand bag, locate card holder, and place card into the slot provided.23. Give dirty look to irate male driver waiting behind you.24. Restart stalled engine and pull off.25. Redial person on cell phone.26. Drive for 2 to 3 miles.27. Release Parking Brake.
dougLOLI have yet to successfully USE a cash machine. I couldn't figure it out the first time, shrugged, and walked away. Never tried again.I don't pump my own gas, either. :)But I can dance.Sigh
er, I used to dance.Everything changed when I hit fifty.Sigh. Again.
yer still sexy, Syl--trust me, it shows.\;-)
Syl,At the checkout, I just act like a helpless old man (I'm really quite good at it.) and likely as not the cute young thing will do it for me.All I can do is watch.And as Chauncey says...
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