In 2003, Bill Gates, who just retired from Microsoft, sent a scathing internal e-mail ranting about the user-unfriendliness of loading Moviemaker software (made by Microsoft) onto his Windows-based (made by Microsoft) PC. A Seattle-based radio pseronality named Dave Ross performed a dramatic reading of this e-mail in honor of Bill's retirement.
Imagine, Ross ponders, what American productivity would be like if Bill Gates had insisted on user friendliness in his own company's ubiquitus operating system. "We'd be going home at 2 PM instead of 6:30," he quips.
Sorry Dave, but the easier-to-use OS has been there all along. Maybe you've heard of it, it's called Apple Macintosh. I use it for everything, from writing Word docs to creating web sites in Dreamweaver to intensive image editing in Adobe Photoshop. I don't hear any emails from Steve Job complaining about his OS...
Hear the dramatic reading here: