prescience on thr [Seattle] home front
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 93 20:48:41 PDT
Subject: prescience on thr [Seattle] home front
From: vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU!bostic (Keith Bostic)
From SMTPGWY.MCKINSEY.COM!Ian_Bowell_at_NOTES Wed Jul 14 17:31:36 1993
Remember that Microsoft joke that someone sent out last week, the one
that says it doesn't take any Microsoft engineers to screw in a
light bult because they'd just redefine darkness to be the standard?
Well it was amazingly prescient.
Seattle's Saturday newspaper carried a front-page story about Bill
Gates' most recent traffic ticket. Rather than pay the $47 fine for
turning left against *three* "No Left Turn" signs, he had his
lawyers challenge the legality of the sign! And not only that sign;
they asked the city to prove it has the legal right to post any
traffic signs!! Can you believe it. The challenge didn't work, but
the city was so slow about proving the signs okay--it's not like
they do it every day--the traffic judge dismissed the ticket.
So next time you hear something about MS in jest, think twice.
© 1993 Peter Langston