Picture the following: Its morning, and before you head off to work, you've got to drop the kids at school. You climb into your new "Powered by Windows 2008 XP" Peoplewagon. First of all theres no ignition. Theres a keyboard built into your steering column. A sign flashes on your dashboard "Please sign into Passport to continue". After signing in (on the third attempt, the passport servers at MS have been suffering from a Distributed Denial of Service attack for the last week), youre ready to go. But wait! You cant. Some 12 year old script kiddie at the local high school has hacked your car in the middle of the night. Instead, the car alarm goes off and the car refuses to start. To add insult to injury the display on your dashboard has the message "L33t-Dr1v3r 0wn5 j00! W00t!", before displaying a small porn movie involving President Schwarzenneger and a Moose. All in front of your kids. Welcome to driving in Microsofts world. [ December 02, 2003: Message edited by: Mark Fletcher ]
Mark Fletcher - http://www.markfletcher.org/blog I had some Java certs, but they're too old now...
- First time in history a car would crash before you even got it out of the showroom! - Officer, I swear, I punched in "55 mph"! - "I see you're trying to pull into a restaurant parking lot. Would you like to: o Drive to Microsoft's corporate partner McDonald's instead? o Order food from MSN.com?" Thanks, folks, I'll be here all week.
# Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna. # The airbag system would say 'Are you sure?' before going off. # The oil, water, temperature and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single 'general car fault' warning light. # For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day. This could be possible too... MB
Imagine the list of options to select when ordering the car. Freedom /Automatic/Manual Solarium/Sun roof/None In car entertainment/ CD player/ Radio MS OS / IBM OS / Linux In addition to the usual car options - window tints , stripes. Any idea ,someone whether it will run on cheap green diesel ?
posted 16 years ago
Any idea ,someone whether it will run on cheap green diesel ?
Even that would be powered by M$(M$ filling stations)... cheerz MB