Mark Kent wrote:
> begin oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> > The End of Auto Accidents?
> > ,----[ Quote ]
> >| According to Bill Gates, there will be no more car
> >| accidents within 10 years. This is a direct statement
> >| from the software giant himself.
> > `----
> > http://internetbusinessdaily.net/?p=29
> Mr Gates really does seem to have lost any grip on reality. I don't
> have detailed numbers, but I know that the UK has something like 20
> million cars on the road (plus bikes, wagons and other heavy-goods, plus
> specialist vehicles, tractors and other pullers). If we take that as a
> start point, and assume that the other major industrialised countries
> have a similar car/capita ratio, then there'll easily be 250,000,000
> vehicles on roads, probably at least double that.
> What's going to change for all those machines in ten years? Not that
> much. He'd do well to keep his mouth shut, I think.
> > According to this guy's promise, SPAM should have disappeared 10 months
> > ago, but the Windows zombies keep spewing out garbage (at least 72% of
> > it comes from /compromised/ Windows PC's).
> Naive and foolish.
> > But now he retires, walking away from the trouble rather than fix
> > it...
> > Speaking of crashes:
> > http://www.allowe.com/Humor/computerenhancers.htm
> > Last Windows 3.1 Computer Located
> > http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/12/127/127784.html
> > Computer crashes don't only cost time and money. They cost life as they
> > take over mission-critical areas in industry.
As you say, the guy who can drive a Lexus is out of touch with reality.
Recall his suggestion that third-world countries should use smartphones
(and be able to afford them too). He said that as he pulled out an UMPC
in an interview where he mocked OLPC.