Gate's Computer Crashes at CES

by Steve Mallett

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Bill Gate's 'puter crashed during a presentaion at CES. While I admit to loving to hate Microsoft this is too rich an irony to pass up passing along.

Despite suffering through an embarrassing computer crash that prompted jokes and guffaws, Bill Gates promised that Microsoft Corp. would help consumers stay plugged into technology, during a keynote speech Wednesday.

...while promoting what he calls the "digital lifestyle," Gates showed how vulnerable all consumers - even the world's richest man - are to hardware and software bugs.

During a demonstration of digital photography with a soon-to-be-released Nikon camera, a Windows Media Center PC froze and wouldn't respond to Gates' pushing of the remote control.

Later in the 90-minute presentation, a product manager demonstrated the ostensible user-friendliness of a video game expected to hit retail stores in April, Forza Motor Sport. But instead of configuring a custom-designed race car, the computer monitor displayed the dreaded "blue screen of death" and warned, "out of system memory.

2 Comments

Jay_B
2005-01-06 09:50:25
LOLLLL
This is amazing. History repeats itself AGAIN!


Doesn't this clown get it already!!?? Pack that garbage and shut down that shit company, TRUST ME, no one will miss it!!!


MELo
2005-01-10 15:00:00
Strange
Don't you find it very very suspecious?
I think it is all part of Publicity, same as this one:


Bill Gate's Creampie in the Face