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Now that Bill Gates is moving into his new house, the following is a
conversation heard last week.

   Bill: "There are a few issues we need to discuss."
   Contractor: "Ah, you have our basic support option. Calls are free
for the first 90 days and $75 a call thereafter. Okay?"
   Bill: "Uh, yeah... the first issue is the living room. We think it's
a little smaller than we anticipated."
   Contractor: "Yeah. Some compromises were made to have it out by the
release date."
   Bill: "We won't be able to fit all our furniture in there."
   Contractor: "Well, you have two options. You can purchase a new,
larger living room; or you can use a Stacker."
   Bill: "Stacker?"
   Contractor: "Yeah, it allows you to fit twice as much furniture into
the room. By stacking it, of course, you put the entertainment center on
the couch... the chairs on the table... etc. You leave an empty spot, so
when you want to use some furniture you can unstack what you need and
then put it back when you're done."
   Bill: "Uh... I dunno... issue two. The second issue is the light
fixtures. The bulbs we brought with us from our old home won't fit. The
threads run the wrong way."
   Contractor: "Oh! That's easy. Those bulbs aren't plug and play.
You'll have to upgrade to the new bulbs."
   Bill: "And the electrical outlets? The holes are round, not
rectangular. How do I fix that?"
   Contractor: "Just uninstall and reinstall the electrical system."
   Bill: "You're kidding!?"
   Contractor: "Nope. Its the only way."
   Bill: "(sigh) Well... I have one last problem. Sometimes, when I have
guests over, someone will flush the toilet and it won't stop. The water
pressure drops so low that the showers don't work."
   Contractor: "That's a resource leakage problem. One fixture is
failing to terminate and is hogging the resources preventing access from
other fixtures."
   Bill: "And how do I fix that?"
   Contractor: "Well, after each flush, you all need to exit the house,
turn off the water at the street, turn it back on, reenter the house and
then you can get back to work."
   Bill: "That's the last straw. What kind of product are you selling
me?
   Contractor: "Hey, if you don't like it nobody made you buy it."
   Bill: "And when will this be fixed?"
   Contractor: "Oh, in your next house -- which will be ready to release
sometime near the end of next year. Actually it was due out this year,
but we've had some delays... >>


 

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