Eventually Bill Gates is asked to ‘decide’:
“Well, Bill,” said God. “I’m really confused on this one. I’m not sure whether to send you to Heaven or Hell! After all, you enormously helped society by putting a computer in almost every home in the world, and yet you created that ghastly Windows. I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to let you decide where you want to go!”
Mr Gates replied, “Well, thanks, God. What’s the difference between the two?”
God said, “You can take a peek at both places briefly, if it will help you decide… Shall we look at Hell first?”
“Sure!” said Bill. “Let’s go!”
Bill was amazed! He saw a clean, white sandy beach with clear waters.
There were thousands of beautiful women running around, playing in the water, laughing and frolicking about.
The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect!
Bill said, “This is great! If this is Hell, I can’t wait to see Heaven!”
To which God replied, “Let’s go!” and off they went.
Bill saw puffy white clouds in a beautiful blue sky with angels drifting about playing harps and singing. It was nice, but surely not as enticing as Hell.
Mr Gates thought for only a brief moment and rendered his decision.
“God, I do believe I would like to go to Hell”.
“As you desire,” said God.
Two weeks later, God decided to check up on the late billionaire to see how things were going.
He found Bill shackled to a wall, screaming among hot flames in a dark cave. He was being burned and tortured.
“How ‘ya doin’, Bill?” asked God.
Bill responded with anguish and despair. “This is awful! This is not what I expected at all! What happened to the beach and the beautiful women playing in the water?”
“Oh, THAT!” said God. “That was the screen saver.
This is the operating system!”