AMDWEO = MEADOW
BZAOEG = GAZEBO
TINBET = BITTEN
RENPOS = PERSON
CUGORH = GROUCH
FHIRTT = THRIFT
AFTER MICROSOFT LAUNCHED WINDOWS, IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR PEOPLE TO – – –
MAW GEO ITT PER GRH HT = GET WITH THE PROGRAM
Good Morning, Everyone! 💻 OPEN UP THOSE WINDOWS! 💻
🎶 Just to reach you…Just to reach you…Oh to reach you. Come to my WINDOW…Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon…Come to my WINDOW, I’ll be home soon…🎶 “Come to my Window”🎶 – Melissa Etheridge 1993
💾 The year was 1985, the month it was November,
The person was Bill Gates…but I admit I don’t remember…
The summer, that I do quite well…a PERSON I had met,
A MEADOW, a GAZEBO…memories without regret.
You know how wonderful life is, when you are newly smitten?
And everything seems sweetened just as lilacs are first BITTEN?
But I digress…the story here is Windows and it’s factors,
Who loved it and who played the GROUCH as one of its detractors…
The questions about THRIFT and ease, Bill took them one by one,
And Windows popularity had only just begun…
Since then so many versions…success along with logjam,
And popular as ever, as we still GET WITH THE PROGRAM...💾
While I didn’t come across any new words this morning, I did find something interesting. During my search through the archives, I found a puzzle from December 9th, 2015, whose answer was “SCULPT-SURE” – the same exact solution we had on Friday. I don’t know how I missed it. Granted, I was off to a slow start on Friday, and it took me a while to GET WITH THE PROGRAM, but still…I don’t know how it got by me. Truth be told, sometimes it can be a real pane going through all these old puzzles…but I feel it fits the BILL to tell you whenever I CON, that I find these little quirks. Ok. So…today once again, we have our 6 for 6 with no new entries. All old favorites, todays’ words RUN from 2010 up to this past 04/14, when we last saw BITTEN. MEADOW stands in a grass by itself, with a showing of 03/28/10, while our other four words were all last seen in 2018. But we do have two repeat anagrams: CUGORH from 08/15/17, and FHIRTT from 05/24/16. A stumper? Nope, not today..They were all easily de-coded…And with that squared away, let’s take a byte out of today’s cartoon…
It’s November 20th, 1985, and we’re at Bellevue, Washington, where we “C” Bill Gates, (in a green sweater and that floppy hair he sported back then), at the press release of his WINDOWS Operating System. Being asked about its success, Bill replies that its’ ease of use sits well with DISCerning people, and as a result, it didn’t take long for them to…GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Brilliant, David! DOS the way to do it!
Ok, eye candy…Of the three reporters, it’s only the one at back, in glasses. who looks imPRESSed …The woman seems bewildered, as she takes written notes with her left hand. And the bearded reporter, dressed in a red and white striped pullover, is asking about the 3 floppies. I’m not sure of his OUTLOOK at all…But he’s seen holding a small recording device. (I first thought it was a cell phone, but then I remembered that back in 1985, most cell phones were soooo big, they came with reins and saddles😉)…(And speaking of the 3 floppies, if you scroll way down through the link I’ve included above, you’ll C a picture of Bill Gates holding up the same). And there’s a cameraman. And of course we C the ubiquitous beige colored monitor sitting atop the computer case. But the eye candy? If you look real closely, and magnify the image on the monitor screen, you can actually read the following on it…“Microsoft…Microsoft Windows. Version 1.01 Copyright ©️Microsoft Corporation, 1985. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp“…EXCELent, Jeff! WORD!…I AZURE you..I’m impressed..So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Windows jokes…
A woman texts her husband one cold winter morning: “Windows frozen, won’t open”. Her husband texts back: “Gently pour some lukewarm water over it and then gently tap edges with hammer”…Ten minutes later the wife texts back…”Computer really messed up now.”…Baboom…Drop the mouse…I mean the 🎤mic! 💻🙋🏻