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A O U
Lifted from Ken Prevo's BBS in Chicago.
From: KEN PREVO Read: 05-15-95 (08:11)
City: LOWELL IN Last On: 07-13-95 (21:56)
I got the following forewarded to me on Internet....
While we were doing comparisons I thought that this bit of humor I found
on the net and in a copy of Wired might apply. Hope you like...
If Operating Systems Were Airlines
Passengers walk out onto the runway grab hold of the plane, push it until
it gets in the air, hop on, then jump off when it hits the ground. They
grab the plane again, push it back into the air, hop on, jump off....
The cashiers, night attendants, and pilots all look the same, talk the
same, and act the same. When you ask them questions about the flight,
they reply that you don't want to know, don't need to know, and would
you please return to your seat and watch the movie.
The terminal is neat and clean, the attendants courteous, the pilots
capable. The fleet of Lear jets the carrier operates is immense. Your
jet takes off without a hitch, pushes above the clouds and, at 20,000
feet, explodes without warning.
The terminal is almost empty - only a few prospective passengers mill
about. The announcer says that a flight has just departed, although no
planes appear to be on the runway. Airline personnel apologize profusely
to customers in hushed voices, pointing from time to time to the sleek,
powerful jets outside. They tell each passenger how great the flight
will be on these new jets and how much safer it will be than Windows
Airlines, but they will have to wait a little longer for the technicians
to finish the flight systems. Maybe until mid-199?. Maybe longer.
Fly Windows NT
Passengers carry their seats out onto the tarmac and place them in the
outline of a plane. They sit down, flap their arms, and make jet
swooshing sounds as if they are flying.
Passengers bring a piece of the airplane and a box of tools with them
to the airport. They gather on the tarmac, arguing about what kind of
plane they want to build. The passengers split into groups and build
several different aircraft but give them all the same name. Only some
passengers reach their destinations, but all of them believe they
End of Operating Systems
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