OT, but couldn't resist

From: M H Stein <mhstein_at_canada.com>
Date: Thu Feb 6 12:55:10 2003

Couldn't resist sharing this:

If Microsoft had been the first to invent books:

1. Before you can open the cover of your new book, you must obtain a
book activation code by phoning Microsoft.

2. Sorry, only one person may ever read your book.

3. It's full of spelling mistakes and typos.

4. When you're reading your book, the words can mysteriously disappear.

5. Libraries, which are for sharing books, are illegal.

6. You must acknowledge you have read and understood the Book License
Agreement Hype (BLAH) before you can read your book.

7. Microsoft has the right to enter your premises to conduct book
inspections to make sure your book is being read in accordance with the

8. The Book Users' Group General Alliance (BUGGA) calculates that the
annual loss of revenues to Microsoft arising from BLAH violations in
2001 was $10.97 billion.

9. There are two versions of your book - the "Standard" and the "Pro"
versions. In the standard version, those pages containing the most
useful information have been stuck together.

10. Confidential information is inexplicably in bigger type that can be
easily read by anyone glancing over your shoulder.
Received on Thu Feb 06 2003 - 12:55:10 GMT

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