Fun_People Archive
17 Dec
Microsoft lightbulb joke (A new one, not "making darkness standard")

Date: Fri, 17 Dec 93 01:45:13 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Microsoft lightbulb joke (A new one, not "making darkness standard")

Another MS lightbulb joke today taken from the GUI Computing's
"Visual Developer's Forum" magazine.

How many Microsoft employees does it take to change a lightbulb?

Eleven -

One programmer to write a BIOS to make the lightbulb look just
like a candle,

One tech writer to document that calling _CANDLECHANGE (INT0006H)
with 8AH in Register A will change not the candle but the lightbulb
[protected mode only]

Two systems analysts to define an industry standard Very-Bright-Candle
[VBC] interface that extends to include acetylene torches and tactical
nuclear blasts but is completely incompatible with the IBM
Xtra-Bright-Candle {XBC] interface

Three customer support people to promise that lightbulbs will work in
the next release (really)

Four DEC employees to design and code the new Lightbulb Kernel for NT
which looks remarkably like the antiquated UNIX command `lb -change'.

[=] © 1993 Peter Langston []