Why Microsoft?

[OK…this one is stupid…but does make sense!]

Ever wondered why Bill Gates named his corporation Microsoft? It goes against the naming convention. What kind of entrepreneur wants his firm to be associated with words like ‘Micro’ or ‘soft’? Should not he have chosen words like ‘Macro’ and ‘Hard’. If he had, the biggest Technology Company today would have been called ‘Macrohard`.

Naming has not been the best of strengths of the Gates family. They named him ‘Bill’. Bill for what? Did his parents consider him the bill God sent them for all their sins? I don’t think so…he is the kind every parent would aspire for.

Did Bill Gates` parents call him ‘Check Gates’ in pubs…because it is not cool to ask for a ‘Bill` in a pub…instead you ask for the ‘check’.

Let us assume that Bill Gates parents called him ‘Check Gates’ at times. How did they ask him to check the gates of their palatial house? Probably, his father would shout: “Check Gates, please check the gates?”

Funny? No? Continue…

We can’t blame Bill Gates’ parents for their second name for I am sure it has been in use for generations. But we sure can make fun of it. What if the Bill Gates ancestor who chose the name ‘Gates’ didn’t have a house with two gates? He would have probably looked at his window and said: “Hey, let us make ‘Windows’ our second name!”

If that had happened, we would have addressed Bill Gates of today as Mr Bill Windows. In that case…when his parents took him to a pub…would they have called him Check Windows? And in that case, would Mr Bill Windows have named his Operating System, ‘Gates`?

Hope…I don`t get a legal notice from Microsoft, saying ‘Check Mate!’

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at jv.rajan@gmail.com or message him at +919650080255.

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