Loss of Cred at TechEd?
Ozzie bids for geeks' attention as Gates heads to Italy.Die Weltmeisterschaft," proclaimed the Prussian-purring Puss, as he and a plethora of Microsoft TechEd attendees at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center huddled around some large flat-screen TVs to watch World Cup soccer. And why not? It was a better diversion than seeking in vain someone who understood exactly what Windows Live is. Suddenly, as the Furball and his fellow footballers were watching Brazil take on Croatia, the screen went blank. "It must have been caused by the BCECs systems rebooting after applying Microsofts Patch Tuesday updates," laughed the Lynx.
Unfortunately for the Redmondites, the bus company they hired to shuttle attendees from hotels to the BCEC went on strike during the conference. "Hey, a bus error is nothing new to longtime Microsoft users," cackled the Kitty. The Baron of Babble was bemused when the keynote came not from Bill Gates but rather from Chairman Bills major man crush himself, Ray Ozzie. But, hey, Bill was too busy playing in the World Bridge Championships in Verona, Italy, a fellow attendee told the Katt, who was no dummy himself when it came to bridge. "Amazingly, that event isnt televised globally like the World Cup," mused the Mouser. Gates probably would have done better to address the Microsoft faithful, as he was eliminated from the tournament in just two days, despite the fact that hed finagled being partnered with Sharon Osberg, a two-time world bridge champ. Rather than race back to his companys event, Gates chose to be a gentleman from Verona and stayed in Italy to continue watching the tournament.