|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Microsoft Mandatory Survey (#18)|
Customers who want to upgrade to Windows 98 Second Edition must now fill
out a Microsoft survey online before they can order the bugfix/upgrade.
Question 18: Witnessing the popularity of "Dilbert", Microsoft has plans
to launch a syndicated comic strip featuring life at Microsoft. What
characters would you like to see in such a comic strip?
A. Judge Jackson, the goofy court judge who is always making foolish (and
B. Bob, a wacky Microsoft programmer who likes to insert easter eggs in
his work, and who is addicted to playing "Age of Empires"
C. Bill Gates, the intelligent nerd extraordinaire who always gets his way
by simply giving people large sums of money
D. Ed Muth, the Microsoft spokesman who keeps putting his foot in his
mouth. When not in public, he's a surprisingly sexy "chic magnet"
E. Poorard Stalinman, the leader of a movement of hackers to provide
"free" software for the masses at the expense of Capitalistic values
|The Socioeconomic Group Formerly Known As "Geeks" |
Nobody wants to be called a "geek" anymore. The label, once worn proudly by
members of the tech community as a symbol of their separation from mainstream
society, is now suddenly out of style.
It all started last week when some clueless PR firm released a list of the
"Top 100 Geeks", including such anti-geeks as Bill Gates, Janet Reno, Paul
Allen, and Jeff "One-Click" Bezos. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported
that businessmen in South Korea are striving for the "Geek Chic" image by
dressing like Bill Gates.
Now that the Chief Bloatware Architect has been identified as a "geek",
everybody else has bailed ship. Still undecided on a new label, the community
now calls itself the S.E.G.K.A.G. (SocioEconomic Group formerly Known As
"I cannot tolerate belonging to the same subculture as Bill Gates!" explained
one former geek. "If that manifestation of evil is called a 'geek', then so be
it. I am now officially a nerd."