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Why?President: " Listen. I have written to the Head of Microsoft but I don't have any illusions. What do they care about Italy. Only our primeminister, Berlusconi could imagine that Bill Gates would be interrested in us. Do you know what he will do when he recives my notice?"
Quite honestly, no.President: " He'll ask: 'Who is this person?' Then he'll check, as the americans always do: 'What is his position?' Put together the two answers, which is that I am an old ex president of the Republic of Italy with a more or less empty wallet. He'll chuck the letter in the bin. But at this point I will start proceedings with my lawyers."
Lawyers?President: "Yes, I have spoken this evening with 2 legal advisors, who are already putting together the case. If my PC is repaired, ok, but if my archive is destroyed I will start an international court case against Microsoft. In the tribunal we will be able to enjoy ourselves, I'm almost hoping they won't be able to fix it!" Putting Bill Gates aside, your biography tells that you are impassioned about technology. Where does this passion spring form? President: "From when I was very little, to pay for entry to the cinema, I used to work at my uncle's house fixing bulbs and all the other electrical stuff there was. Then I grew up and I got into radio. If I hadn't become the Minister of the Home office I would have been a good radio operator. Later I discovered computers and all the advantages that are called new technology. At the moment, for example, I am her in my armchair and I have in my hand 6 mobile phones, all of them models not yet on the market." Do you surf the Net? President:"Of course, but with great care. On line you have to have precise objectives, otherwise it is like a drug. Maybe worse. For this reason I prohibit kids from the Net. It is better that they should read a good book." 23 novembre 2001
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