"What I would really like is to go to Hawaii, but I'm afraid of flying and the idea of going in a boat doesn't appeal to me," the man said. "So, I wish there was a bridge from here to Hawaii."
"Sorry," said the genie, "that's not possible. You'll have to make another wish."
"Okay. I'd like to know how to become a successful computer programmer," the man said.
"How many lanes would you like on that bridge?" the genie asked.
These are really funny jokes about computers.
Advertising in Error Messages
Acknowledging for the first time ever that the average user of their operating system encounters error messages at least several times a day, Microsoft is attempting to take financial advantage of the unavoidable opportunity to make an ad impression.
"We estimate that throughout the world, at any given moment, several million people are getting a 'general protection fault' or 'illegal operation' warning. We will be able to generate significant revenue by including a short advertising message along with it," said Microsoft marketing director Nathan Mirror. He also mentioned that Microsoft is intending to add banner ads into its Blue Screen of Death in the very near future.
The Justice Department immediately indicated they intend to investigate whether Microsoft is gaining an unfair advantage in reaching the public with this advertising by virtue of its semi-monopolistic control over error messages.