2004-10-30 “Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

With Halloween just around the corner, I will avoid the lure of doing a song about goblins and witches. Lord, knows, we have enough virus and worms to deal with.

OTOH, it was back in 1984, just 20 years ago, that several significant events happened in the computer world – the Apple Macintosh and the IBM PC AT were introduced (who can forget the famouse Apple Mac commercial during the Super Bowl), DOS 3.0 was released, the 3.5″ floppy made its first appearance, Dell Corp was founded, as wellas probably the first public warning about computer viruses.

Musically, the Pointer Sisters samg “I’m so Excited”, the Boss (Bruce Springsteen) released “Born in the USA” and Tina Turner sang “What’s Love Got to do with it”

Was it really twenty years ago that all that happened. Well, without anymore words, the song of the week comes from the Beatles:

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

aka Mister Bill Gates Lovely DOS Club Band

It was twenty years ago today,

Mister Bill Gates taught the world to play.
They’ve been working in Seattle now,
but they’re guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you:

the act you’ve known for all these years,
Mister Bill Gates Lovely DOS Club Band.

We’re Mister Bill Gates Lovely DOS Club Band,
We hope you will enjoy the show,
We’re Mister Bill Gates Lovely DOS Club Band,
Sit back and let the software go.
Mister Bill Gates lovely, Mister Bill Gates lovely,
Mister Bill Gates Lovely DOS Club Band.

It’s wonderful to be here, It’s certainly a thrill.
You’re such a lovely group of techs,
we’d like to take you home with us,
we’d love to take you home.

I don’t really want to stop the code,
but I thought that you might like to know,
that the ‘prez’ is going to sing a song,
and he wants you all to sing along.
So let me introduce to you: the one and only Steven Ballmer:
Mister Bill Gates Lovely DOS Club Band

Steven Ballmer …


Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
“The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long”

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