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$5,000 BET: How to become a Billionaire! Or My Perfect Computer, Perfect Computer?

Posted by devilsapprentice on March 26, 2008

How to become a Billionaire!

Or My Perfect Computer, Perfect Computer?

By Andrew Stergiou, March 26 2008.

First off to show the seriousness of what I propose I bet the computer industry that it will never be able to satisfy the reasonable spirit of this article so there for to show that computer industry for the corrupt bastards they are I bet them $5,000 they will never come up with a personal computer to satisfy my needs:

Without accompanying it with problems, bugs, of need to call tech support, my having to waste time on their crummy lousy ill designed products for the IBM compatible personal computer market.

Where is my perfect computer? I started out back in 1988 using a Commodore 64 personal computer that was toted by the industry of movers and shakers as one of the latest and great developments that was part of a wave of the future before us in personal computers.

I imagine as many people do the CEOs of computer companies lording over their minions as if it were in the “James Bond” Movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” as the evil mastermind asks:

“Mr Jones are we ready to release our new software?

Yes Sir, as requested it is full of bugs, which means they would be  forced to update for years!”

“Excellent!” answered the evil nemesis.

The Commodore 64 like all computers of the times then were full of bugs and problems, with machines and software that never really worked in harmony as promised.

As  personal computering was still the domain of the elite of white upper middle class techie geeks and as people were expected to hack they way into functionality with maybe only 5,000,000 Americans online at that time nationwide. Nothing in a real sense has changed as personal computers are still full of bugs and problems.

Then I moved on to the next step up by the Commodore Business Machines Corporation the Commodore 128 with some improved speed, and functionality but still none the better with bugs and problems for their new proud owners as users to get those machines to live up to their expectations of what they were promised and sold on by advertising that was less than honest.

I then continued moving up purchasing for I seem to remember $1350  a cool top of the line Chinese built IBM XT Clone with a 40 Megabyte Mitsubishi hard drive and a v.90 Modem that was fast humming at a speed of 41.8K  or 32 to 50 times slower that the current speed  of broadband DSL modem speeds so generally we can say that personal computers have improved.

But though they have improved over the many years, with billions spent on the information technology industry those personal computers never ever functioned without problems and we should ask could they ever function without the major problems and bugs that they generally have been associated in the public’s mind and to which we have become all to accustomed to.

James Taranto (currently an associate editor for the Wall Street Journal) Tuesday, August 7, 1990, in writing for the New York City Tribune, about me (as part of the hysteria he exudes from every pore as the McCarthyite  type of conservative who oozes the hyperboles of bad taste and the bad residuals of a bad Catholic pre-Vatican II upbringing of God, country, the church, Franco, and McCarthy, in a Cold war hysteria) even as the cold war was ending stated  back in 1990 called me an Internet  pioneer\These Marxist Hacks Are Hackers, Too

Online pioneers of the kooky left.

Well eighteen years later with all the common lies and deceptions spread like manure by these cold wars, I think I am allowed to look in retrospect of how what their society fashioned by the propagandas machines of false promises and deceptions on how they have lived up to they promise, or promises as I find them severely lacking.

We were promised a plethora of benefits from the cornucopia of a technological boom with the dawning of the age of the personal computer but in speaking with a Canadian Technical Support  Representative for Verizon and their Supervisor on asking:

Has there ever been, or have you ever heard of a personal computer that was made that came up to the industry current standards of application and ability (in 2008) that was without defect, flaw or bugs?

And again I was reminded of the “James Bond” Movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” and the evil nemesis because the tech support representative, and her supervisor both answered as I did in the negative.

For there was never a basic all round applicable useful personal ever made that was ever made that was operable without the user wasting valuable protection production time on trouble shooting what should of never been a problem and resolved at the design level.

So vehemently I lamented to those tech reps that over the last five years for all the time I spent trouble shooting my personal computer I hated and resisted calling them for anything and fixed it all myself.  That I was paid at a rate of even a minimum wage of $10 and hour that I could of bought a brand new luxury car.  For in all time I had to waste that was lost in non productivity labor, with a greater cumulative effect that those technical problems diminished my over all ability to reinvest my own labor in bigger and greater projects as part of the economy:

The computer industry has been destroying the economy of small artists and entrepreneurs so daring as to attempt all proficiency in all aspects of computer technology that affected they professions.

I developed and came up when the retort I would pay twice what I paid for my $450 Acer laptop, or the Hewlet-Packard  personal computer, and laptop.

So then I upped the ante to five times the price on the basic personal computer.

Then I started dreaming, and said to myself what would be willing to pay for a personal computer that I could use and operate without incurring all these problems. As I was an artist, producer, musician, small publisher, and writer, I never wanted to get sucked into using computers, but had to in order to keep up with the trends and competition. I never wanted to become a computer engineer, but I was forced to understand my computer because whereas an artist, or writer for a big established company could call up for technical and go on writing I could not unless I bought more than the usually two computer that I had on hand (one desktop, and one laptop)

I started thinking:

Usually I did not buy the lowest level personal computer because I wanted all practical features and as much functionality as it could muster, nor did purchase the highest level PC since never again did I want to be financing that high end of the design curve where the first customers were the ones that financed the start of new trends. I wanted a highly dependable middle of the road personal computer.

Then I said with all the time I have wasted, it would be worth it to pay ten times the current price of my personal computer to have a personal computer for ten years that I could use with fully functionality and no problems.




You hate that can say that and I can make it stick regardless of all the fancy convoluted answers you excuse your pitiful stinks asses with.

So if you are still listening after that emotional release, I suggest, propose, and bet that the general home professional entrepreneur market that should a computer would be worth at minimum at least a BILLION DOLLARS in generated sales for the company willing to develop a personal computer in satisfaction of my needs over a period of ten years.

So I bet $5000 that you jerks can not (I repeat can not) develop a personal computer that would stay comtemporary and up to date and not malfunction over a period of ten years during my use without exception or 100% guaranteed I get my money back guarantee.

And the bonus prize is you gain market share of at least a billion dollars in computer sales of like minded serious computer consumers such as myself.


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