Phones of the powerful
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 95 11:59:48 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Phones of the powerful
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel Steinberg)
Forwarded-by: Jeff Taylor@opcode.com
From: someone at 3DO
Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Jerry Sanders (CEOs of MicroSoft, Intel, and
AMD, in case you didn't recognize one (or more?!) of the names) were in a
high-powered business meeting. During the serious, tense discussions, a
beeping noise suddenly is emitted from where Bill is sitting. Bill says,
"Oh, that's my emergency beeper. Gentlemen, excuse me, I really need to
take this call." Bill lifts his wristwatch to his ear and begins talking
into the end of his tie. After completing this call, he notices the
others are staring at him. Bill explains, "Oh, this is my new emergency
communication system. I have an earpiece built into my watch and a
microphone sewn into the end of my tie. That way, I can a take a call
anywhere." The others nod, and the meeting continues.
Five minutes later, the discussion is again interrupted when Andy starts
beeping. He also states, "Oh, that is my emergency beeper. Excuse me,
gentlemen, this must be an important call." So Andy taps his earlobe and
begins talking into thin air. When he completes his call, he notices the
others staring at him and explains, "I also have an emergency communication
system. But my earpiece is actually implanted in my earlobe, and the
microphone is actually embedded in this fake tooth. Isn't that neat?"
The others nod, and the meeting continues.
Five minutes later, the discussion is again interrupted when Jerry emits a
thunderous fart. He looks up at the others staring at him and says,
"Uhh, somebody get me a piece of paper... I'm receiving a fax."
© 1995 Peter Langston