On May 4, 2008 at 13:44, Ernie Bornn-Gilman said...
I hate sloppy writing:
I'm pretty sure his brother survived the fall quite nicely
but died instantly in the landing.
Reminds me of the old joke about the fellow who fell from a 30 story building and lived to tell the tale. He told the people on the 29th floor, the 28th floor, the 27th floor . . .
Re. your son's comments, I think that maybe he's missed the gist of the story; that it appears as if Microsoft have deliberately made things complex (rather than simple) in order to either dissuade one from carrying out the task, or to extract yet more money from those adventurous enough to try.