• Subject: Microsoft TV Dinner
  • From: Neil Palmer <NPalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 21:15:40 -0400
  • Organization: NxTrend Technology - Canada

A Little off subject, but I don't think Dave will kill me !  :-)


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INSTRUCTIONS FOR MICROSOFT'S NEW TV DINNER PRODUCT
 
You must first remove the plastic cover.  By doing so you agree to
accept and honor Microsoft rights to all TV dinners.  You may not give 
anyone else a bite of your dinner (which would constitute an
infringement of Microsoft's rights).
 
You may, however, let others smell and look at your dinner and are
encouraged to tell them how good it is.
 
If you have a PC microwave oven, insert the dinner into the oven.
Set the oven using these keystrokes:
\mstv.dinn.08.5min@50%heat//
 
Then enter:
<ms//start.cook_dindin/yummy\|/yum-yum:-)gohot#cookme.

If you have a Mac oven, insert the dinner and press start.
The oven will set itself and cook the dinner.
 
If you have a Unix oven, insert the dinner, enter the ingredients of the
dinner (found on the package label), the weight of the dinner, and the
desired level of cooking and press start.  The oven will calculate the
time and heat and cook the dinner exactly to your specification.
 
Be forewarned that Microsoft dinners may crash, in which case your oven
must be restarted.  This is a simple procedure.  Remove the dinner from
the oven and enter:
ms.nodamn.good/tryagain\again/again.crap.
 
This process may have to be repeated.  Try unplugging the microwave and
then doing a cold reboot.  If this doesn't work, contact your hardware
vendor.
 
Many users have reported that the dinner tray is far too big, larger
than the dinner itself, having many useless compartments, most of which
are empty.  These are for future menu items.  If the tray is too large
to fit in your oven, you will need to upgrade your equipment.
 
Dinners are only available from registered outlets, and only the chicken
variety is currently produced.  If you want another variety, call
MicrosoftHelp and they will explain that you really don't want another
variety.  Microsoft Chicken is all you really need.
 
Microsoft has disclosed plans to discontinue all smaller versions of
their chicken dinners.  Future releases will only be in the larger
family-size.  Excess chicken may be stored for future use, but must be
saved only in Microsoft-approved packaging.
 
Microsoft promises a dessert with every dinner after '98.  However, that
version has yet to be released.  Users have permission to get thrilled
in advance.
 
Microsoft dinners may be incompatible with other dinners in the freezer,
causing your freezer to self-defrost.  This is a feature, not a bug. 
Your freezer probably should have been defrosted anyway.
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