Uncle Bill chose the splendor of the Cirque du Soleil's lavish theater at the Treasure Island casino to unveil Windows CE, Microsoft's new handheld operating system that looks and feels like a baby Win 95.
As The Bill and Win CE head honcho Jon Magill chatted woodenly through the scripted demo, Magill's manipulations of Win CE were projected onto the back wall. The 1,500 in attendance were treated to the reflection of Magill's shiny forehead in the screen projection, blocking out most of the actual view of the device itself. For the record, Magill has a lovely scalp.
Gleaming flesh was also the theme in the Cirque du Soleil performance that followed. Rippling, bare-chested men twirled through the air and hung from their fingertips; women in garish martian costume and jungle feathers tumbled across trampolines.
|Wayne Yurtin, co-founder of AllPen Software|
--deep-fried egg rolls
--deep-fried chicken sate
--roast beef and turkey