March 7, 2003

Starbucks meets Bill Gates

Speaking of Starbucks, remember during the All Star Celebrity Windows XP Launch Party of the Stars, Live From Times Square™, when Bill Gates wandered into the Starbucks with his laptop, and ran into Ed Koch and I-Can’t-Believe-I’m-Not-The-Dell-Dude? Every time I’m near a Starbucks now I’m haunted by the image of him in that geeky little jacket, hamming it up for the cameras.

BILL GATES: Hi. I’ll take an 11 megabit 802.11 with a dynamic IP connection. And I’ll have a beverage with it, too.

VENDOR: Oh, your network is up and here’s your drink, sir.

BILL GATES: Wow, that’s a strong double mocha.

VENDOR: Sir, that’s hot chocolate.

BILL GATES: Wireless network, outstanding.

NOT-THE-DELL-DUDE: Dude, isn’t it complicated to go wireless?

MAYOR ED KOCH: No, it’s a snap. You’ll be on the Web faster than the Yankees beat the Mariners.

Yeah, right. Bill Gates doesn’t go to Starbucks. He has Juan Valdez flown in every morning with an urn full of fresh beans.

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  1. hugo says:

    That's absolutely hilarious…and yet so true.

    I was unfortunate that I actually saw this webcast…LIVE… Bill Gates is such a terrible speaker. You mentioned my favorite part of the launch party. Kudos, I love your blog 🙂

    And Go Regis.

    Posted March 10, 2003 @ 5:56 am
  2. dd says:

    gates is the uber-geek

    Posted March 13, 2003 @ 5:23 am
  3. Mun says:

    Sounds hilarious. I wasn't fortunate to see the ad, this side of the pond 🙁

    Maybe I can download it from somewhere… 🙂

    Posted March 13, 2003 @ 12:25 pm
  4. Frank Owen says:

    I heard about that. Fricken' hilarious!

    Posted March 13, 2003 @ 3:02 pm
  5. John Galto says:

    Dell Dude, Gates and Ed Koch at Starbucks, great story line! No Bloomberg? Still very clever.

    Posted March 22, 2003 @ 10:42 pm

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