I'd interviewed Bill Gates so many times over the past 20 years but had never seen him in this kind of mood. On this unusual day last month, the typically unemotional man displayed a profound, passionate glimmer of the eye. "I've come up with something that will make Steve Jobs cry," he told me. "This is a taste, refinement and …
What a film script
Shouldn't you be writing movie scripts rather than bite the hand that feeds IT?? Awesome read and gr8 humour! But a little harsh on the big philanthropist.
Pigface - I Can Do No Wrong
The Register attracts pedants. It's aimed at the computing industry = pedants. My suggestion is that, next year, when The Register prints April Fools stories from the US, it prints them at one minute past midnight EST. Otherwise the stories are post-midday in the UK, and you'll get a barrage of complaints from pedants.
Dunno what it is
that you took with you in this log cabin, but I want some.
Can do better
I prefered articles about Visual Studio for Linux and Microsoft buying Sun (Computer - not the big yellow burny thing).
it's so obvious.....
All the information was in front of me the whole time. I can't believe that I didn't put it all together.
and yes, I'll have some of what you're smoking.
Oh I get it - you're an American author posting on a British website where it's already passed midday on April Fools' Day. Good one.
...One so far!
inventing something - now THAT is what I call a April Fool Joke.
April 1st will be on a Friday. What will the reg stories be like then?
Slow news day boys?
They pay people for writing this?
I need a new job.
OK, gimme the URL
I've had the Fake Steve. I want the Fake Bill. Now.
Microsoft buying Sun??
Why not buy the ACTUAL Sun? Charge everyone royalties for having sunlight? Isn't that pretty close to what Microsoft is doing now?
You want a sunny day, Microsoft will get you one for a silly fee of $1,000,000 or so. Winter in the northern hemisphere on July 30? No problem, get your governments together and for a small fee (your GNP/10 sounds about right) We'll do it for you. There might be a small delay in releasing "Winter 2.0", but 6 months isn't too bad.
Sounds like a winner!
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