Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by tdinc, Jan 16, 2005.
here is the link...enjoy
billy gates ces2005
I'd hardly say he got owned.
reminds me of that BSOD
Probably forgot to put the batteries in the remote.
actually, I think one of his recent speeches in one of those roadshows got hit by the BSOD.
Steve Jobs just dealt with a osX crash at the mac expo, didn't he?
Leant over the desk, ficked a switch (KVM I gather) and he was using a back-up machine. Quite surprised tha Microsoft don't have back-up's prepared to be honest.ß
Yeah, people tend to make a big fuss over nothing. Sh*t happens. It could happen to anyone. Oh well...
Indeed, that was proved with Jobs and the tiger demo. The media centre demo did actually work, just not via bill's remote, which could be the remote or quite simply a positioning error.
I will try and dig up the article I read on one of the guy's blogs that was actually behind the scenes with Bill and speaks freely about the problems they had before the show and during and why the problems happen.
People jump on these thing like it really matters...
Like that whole BSOD Bill got stopped them from buying that version of windows...
Read more: http://blog.seanalexander.com/PermaLink,guid,586bac82-e272-44f7-a439-a3d1e6176aef.aspx
Sean Alexander is the one who came out later and did the Media Center presentations during the keynote.
ok the link is here http://blog.seanalexander.com/PermaLink,guid,586bac82-e272-44f7-a439-a3d1e6176aef.aspx
Guess we were thinking of the same post then.
beat me to it...I'll fix you good!
Well I can say from experience that setting up demo's and functional interactive displays and such in a large venue, is a huge pain in the ass, and 100 times more difficult than any installation/setup you would normally find anywhere else. But I still find it funny when these glitches happen to the big dogs (Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Tepler [Lucent], etc).
It also happens to other people, i remember when i was giving a powerpoint presentation and the windows laptop i was using at the time gave a bloody BSOD and it pissed me off to no end, because i was righ in the middle of trying to explain something exciting.
**** happens, get over it.
All I know is that this kind of thing always seems to happen to poor billy during a presentation.....thats all I was trying to point out.. :crosseyed:
The last time something like this happened was with Windows 98 (the infamous BSOD). There have been many, many MS product launches and keynotes since then that have gone by smoothly (including the last one - Bill's "Digital Entertainment Anywhere" keynote).
The difference is when it happens to a smaller company, nobody cares and life moves on. When it's Microsoft, the media jumps in like it's the end of the world. The people at MS are just humans too.
that one? see att.
I was kinda surprised that the Microsoft team didnt have a backup though