Humor: Whither the 95 in WIndows 95?

Subject: Humor: Whither the 95 in WIndows 95?
From: Geoff Hart <geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 09:19:12 LCL

In case you haven't already heard these, the top 10 reasons for the
jump from Windows 3.1 to Win95 rather than Win 4.0 (with apologies to
Letterman and a broad wink to indicate no malice):

1. The version number was calculated using a Pentium.
2. The software should be 95% debugged when released.
3. 95% of the users will have to upgrade their systems to use it
4. 95% of the interface was stolen from Apple (the remaining 5% is
homegrown and doesn't work)
5. 95 software engineers were burned out during the rewriting of the
6. Microsoft customers have been burned so often by version "X.0" of
MS products that marketing suggested avoiding 4.0
7. "Windows 4.0" reminded everyone too much about "DOS 4.0", about
which the less said, the better.
8. The "95" refers to the expected stock price for Microsoft after the
software's arrival.
9. The upgrade price will be $95.
10. Microsoft expects a 95% market share for its GUI by the year 2000.

--Geoff Hart geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
#8^{)} <---Flame retardant AppleDesign eyeglasses!

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