If Operating Systems Ran Airlines... DOS Airlines Passengers are handed maps, compasses, rulers, pencils, and an airplane manual (shrink- wrapped) as they enter the plane. They have to figure out how to get the plane to wherever they want to go. Some succeed very well. Others crash, but they shouldn't have been messing around with airplanes anyway. Maclntosh Airlines All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look the same, act the same, and talk the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are told you don't need to know, don't want to know, and everything will be done for you without you having to know, so just shut up. OS/2 Airlines If you succeed in getting on board the plane and the plane succeeds getting off the ground, you have a wonderful trip ... Windows Airlines The airport terminal is nice and colorful, with friendly stewards and stewardesses, easy access to the plane, and an uneventful takeoff... then the plane blows up without any warning whatsoever. NT Airlines Everyone marches out on the runway, says the password in unison, and forms the outline of a plane. Then they all sit down and make a whooshing sound like they're flying. UNIX Airlines Everyone brings one piece of the plane with them when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they are building. Thanks to Hanz for this contribution _ //\ _______ _ T H E _ _ //\ \ (_______) | | (_) | | /// \ \ _ _____ ____| |__ ____ _ ____ _____| | ///// \ \ | | ___ |/ ___) _ \| _ \| |/ ___|____ | | ////// / \ | | ____( (___| | | | | | | ( (___/ ___ | | //\ // / /\ \ |_|_____)\____)_| |_|_| |_|_|\____)_____|\_) \\ \ / / \/ \\ \/ /\ / H U M O U R L I S T \\ /\ \/ \\ \ \/ This is the TECHNICAL Humour List. If you're interested in any \\ \/ technical humour, then send a message to email@example.com \\/ with the subject line SUBSCRIBE TECH and your name in the body.
This message was sent on 17 Jul 1996