Thursday, September 09, 2004


I met a lady-friend at the market today,
So we stopped and chatted 'fore going on our way,
We discussed the hot weather, then some mutual friends,
You know how such things go before the talking ends.
Then she brought up a subject that really rang my bell;
She had recently bought a computer from Dell!
I said, "I guess you're up to date with Windows XP,
So you're happy with your Dell as anyone can be!"
“Well, that's what you'd think,” she said with a frown,
“But while I'd like to be writing, my computer's still down.
The keyboard just won't work, the plug-in doesn't match,
It seems they sent one from a 1999 batch.
And talking to Texas, they can't get it right,
So now I'm involved in the nastiest fight."
It seems she had faith in the ads run by Dell,
But now she's got one of those Computers from Hell.
I soon bid her ‘good day’, and I rushed home to write;
I now had a topic for a new poem tonight!

Copyright 9/8/04 h.e.morseburg

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


Was Microsoft guilty of a fraud when they sold Windows ME, a program that was full or errors, 40 of them "critical updates", and still it simply does not work right?

Was Dell Corp. guilty of a fraud when they sold computers with Windows ME in it, and when they finally realized just what a porker they were installing and selling, not notifying their customers, not offering a completely new program (such as Windows 98 Pro or Windows XP).

It is my firm belief that the answer to both questions is a resounding YES. I believe that the U.S. Attorney General should have investigated and made some sort of determination, and if they found the program faulty, and in spite of all the updates, that it still did not operate right, then filed a fraud complaint against both companies.

Sure the liars and cheats down at B of A had to be sued, a Class-Action) to be forced to do what was RIGHT, so I got 49 cents back. Small amount, sure, and the lawyers made a lot out of that suit, believe me, but it never should have happened in the first place. That's what should happen to Bill Gates and Michael Dell. It's like AOL Online cheating millions on those FREE 30 day trials, hooking people into the system and making it difficult to get out. I call that a FRAUD as well. The Millenium Edition is crap compared to #98 or XP, just crap.