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Re: [SLE] Fwd: [Humor] Steve Jobs Unveils World's First Gun With Internet Access
Too Funny!!! :)

Cheers, Curtis Rey

On Friday 18 May 2001 09:09, James "Jim" Hatridge wrote:
> >From the Urban Reflex website ( )
> ____________________________________________________________
> Steve Jobs Unveils World's First Gun With Internet Access
> In a move that has taken the personal computing industry by complete
> surprise, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled his company's latest
> product - a personal firearm with wireless web capability called the iGun.
> Described by Jobs as the most radical Apple product ever, the iGun is a
> compact, 9mm, single action, semi-automatic pistol that holds a 10-round
> clip.
> It has a central core made of hard-anodized titanium alloy encased in a
> shockproof, translucent plastic shell and will be sold in a range of
> aesthetically pleasing colours that echo the appearance of Apple's
> successful home computer, the iMac.
> Apple's new iGun "The iGun combines Apple's belief in outstanding and
> innovative yet fun design, with deadly stopping power," Jobs told an
> audience of reporters and Apple Mac enthusiasts in Seattle. "No more harsh
> blacks and greys. We are bringing life and vitality to these instruments of
> death," he said, to rapturous applause and cheering from the crowd.
> However, the iGun's most radical feature is the internet access panel
> encased in the butt behind shockproof glass. The 4 cm x 8 cm integrated
> device can access WAP services as well as providing basic address book and
> organiser functions. Future models will be GPRS enabled. The gun also comes
> with a USB port for connecting to a laptop or storage device.
> Jobs believes the iGun will be the next must-have item for Apple devotees
> and gun enthusiasts alike. Initially targeted at younger, first-time
> buyers, Jobs hopes the gun's unusual design will also attract older buyers
> looking for an interesting addition to their existing collections.
> The company CEO delighted the audience by firing several live rounds into
> the air then, moments later, logging onto a Yahoo! news site and proudly
> displaying the downloaded headline: 'JOBS FIRES GUN AT PRESS CONFERENCE.'
> Within hours of Jobs's announcement, Microsoft announced plans to launch
> its own personal protection device. Provisionally named the 'Microsoft
> media-Truncheon,' Bill Gates described the product as 'the biggest, baddest
> stick on the market. It will break bones and crack skulls easily, as well
> as play Windows Media Player files.'
> A Microsoft spokesman denied the product was a knee-jerk reaction to
> Apple's iGun, saying, "This is actually something we've been developing for
> several years."
> (c) 2001

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