1. pedrodg28's Avatar
    "REDMOND, WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)Bill Gatess first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade.

    The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart.

    After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success.

    While the two men worked behind closed doors, one source described the situation as tense.

    Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth, the source said.

    A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gatess first day in his new job had been a learning experience and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7."

    Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 : The New Yorker
    Last edited by pedrodg28; 02-09-2014 at 09:53 PM.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-09-2014 09:35 PM
  2. k0de's Avatar
    Haha this is good. That proof the old proverb wrong that saids that the student could never be better than his teacher. I love it. This also proves that technology is coming at us with new innovations at a fast rate that not even the all time greats like Gates can keep up with.
    02-09-2014 09:43 PM
  3. iyae's Avatar
    That's satire you pancake. It didn't happen.
    02-09-2014 09:50 PM
  4. iyae's Avatar
    02-09-2014 09:51 PM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    Sounds like The Onion. Pure satire.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-09-2014 10:13 PM
  6. wapoz's Avatar
    That's satire you pancake. It didn't happen.
    Seeing "pancake" used as an insult made me laugh a lot more than I expected. A tip of the hat to you sir.
    iyae, hs k and dkediger like this.
    02-09-2014 10:22 PM
  7. michail71's Avatar
    Yes, in what situation would two of the most highly valued executives world wide would bother performing an OS upgrade? But heads may roll if their system images are bad.
    02-10-2014 09:22 AM
  8. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    LOL. Yep, satire.


    I got this far and stopped reading. The IT team would have already had his machine ready and tested.
    "REDMOND, WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Bill Gates’s first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade.
    02-10-2014 10:41 AM

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