From: Noel.C.Carroll at domain life.friendsfirst.ie
Date: Mon 10 May 1999 - 14:10:23 IST
I'm really sorry about the last posts. All the message were empty because of
some bizzare problem with CC:Mail (yes I can't believe they're still using this
antique but thats life). Anyway, this following message appeared in the
Feedback section of the May 1 issue of the New Scientist. All typos and
gramtical errors are my own. Enjoy!
Jim Taylor, who describes himself as Microsoft's DVD evanangelist,
flew to a conference at Dublin Castle rencently to show industry executives
from around the world how Microsoft impreoves the digital disc system by
it with Windows98.
Taylor started out by listing all the extra software needed. It was something
to do with
Windows Media Player being part of Window98 and Internet Explorer coming with
DirectShow which is part of DirectX, but needing something else to decode the
Completely confused, Feedback asked where all this software could be obtained.
"You can download it all from the Internet", Taylor replied, but then had to
admit that he could not explain how, because Microsoft had changed all the
relevant website addresses.
The high spot was supposed to be a demonstration of the new system. Taylor
plugged his PC into the big-screen projector but could access the internet
because to do so he needed an ISDN telephone line. Then he found that his PC
couldn't play the disc because it didn't have the right software.
So, while the audience sat dumbstruck, Microsoft's DVD evangelist showed lines
of gobbledegook computer code and asked everyone to 'imagine' what his video
pictures would look like if Windows were working properly.
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