FW: Proof That the World Revolves Around Bill Gates

Dan Kohn (dan@teledesic.com)
Tue, 27 May 1997 18:58:44 -0700

Great example of the power of an erroneous meme. We've received half
a dozen of these letters.

- dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Kohn
Sent: Monday, May 26, 1997 3:25 PM
To: 'Fun_People@langston.com'; 'psl@langston.com'; 'psl@acm.org';
'marca@wilson.harvard.edu'; 'jim.cerny@unh.edu'
Cc: 'Keith Dawson'
Subject: RE: Proof That the World Revolves Around Bill Gates

We don't mean to discourage the occasional Bill Gates humor item, but
the Earth spins clockwise (to the right) both in our visualization and
in reality. No additional "standardization" was necessary.

- dan

Daniel Kohn <dan@teledesic.com>
Teledesic Corporation
+1-206-602-6222 (voice)   602-0001 (fax)

>From: Peter Langston <psl@langston.com> >Date: Thu, 22 May 97 15:34:22 -0700 >To: Fun_People@langston.com >Subject: Proof That the World Revolves Around Bill Gates >Reply-To: psl@acm.org (Peter S. Langston) > >Forwarded-by: Marc Abrahams <marca@wilson.harvard.edu> >From: James W Cerny <jim.cerny@unh.edu> > >If you want further proof that Bill Gates really is the axis around which >the world revolves, go to the Web site for his recently formed company, >Teledesic, the compnay that is going to put the Internet in the sky via 841 >satellites. > >There is an extraordinary animated GIF file that shows how this will work. >The really cool thing is not just that it has the satellites moving in >orbit, but it has the earth turning (slowly) underneath *in the wrong >direction* ... or should I say, in what will become the right direction?! > > http://www.teledesic.com/visualizations/npole.html