The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 January 2006

Fatuous Flashback 18

Sometimes the only thing that keeps you going is a keen grasp of the obvious:

In a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft made the following startling declaration:

"To the extent the open-source model gains increasing market acceptance, sales of the company's products may decline, the company may have to reduce the prices it charges for its products, and revenues and operating margins may consequently decline."

In a footnote, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates noted that rainfall is sporadic at best in the Mojave Desert, and that children under six should not drink bleach.

(From "And bullet holes may affect respiration", 5 February 2003.)

Posted at 8:36 AM to Greatest Hits


"...and that children under six should not drink bleach."

Hey, wait. They shouldn't??

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 11:32 AM on 28 January 2006

My mom wouldn't let me drink bleach until my seventh birthday. Now I know why.

Posted by: McGehee at 12:54 PM on 30 January 2006