<< Microsoft chairman Bill Gates tried to demonstrate his company's latest product Monday, but the product (Windows 98) didn't cooperate.
Gates was demonstrating the newest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system when it crashed during his presentation at the Comdex Spring 1998 Convention. The software is supposed make computers simpler to use.
"I guess we still have some bugs to work out," he said, smiling. "That must be why we're not shipping Windows 98 yet."
The system collapsed when a Microsoft employee attempted to plug a scanner into the computer. Gates moved to another computer to complete his presentation, which was demonstrating how Windows 98 will be simpler to use.
"While we're all very dependent on technology, it doesn't always work," he said. >>