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What would you do once you hit it big?

By erwin1978
Apr 7, 2002
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  1. Wishful thinking is definitely my gift.

    I have big hopes and big dreams. I imagine starting my own video game company and producing blockbuster games for world-wide distribution. Becoming a multi-millionaire is my ultimate goal; whether I get it through lottery or pure skills.

    When I make it big, my parents will get half of my fortunes as they deserve it more than I do. The rest of my family will get some as well. My low-budget college will get a big chunk of my success just by association. It was only a year ago that our Computer Science Department were finally able to get new computers for our labs. It was pathetic when I first came in and all the computers were Pentium 100 mhz with freakingly slow harddrives that took forever to load a single program.

    It's no secret that people who never went to Ivy league schools aren't expected to find cures for diseases or win a Nobel Piece Prize or be the next Bill Gates. When a break-through news comes up it's always someone from Yale, or Harvard, or Princeton. Just to go against the grain, I want to prove everyone wrong; you don't have to go to a high-profile school in order to be successful and get world recognition.
  2. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Did you walk out as our CEO ?? I thought we were gonig to make CPU's ?? What happened to you man ??
  3. erwin1978

    erwin1978 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 327

    Small steps is the key, considering I still get allowances from my parents. The Erwinian XL will come along as soon as I get the money and the video game industry is where I'll reap all the financing we'll need.
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I'd buy a dream computer, (I'm talkin' like, quadruple 2.4 GHz Pentium 4's, and SRAM!) and every game ever made for the PC. Then an automated library for them all. Then a waterfront property house. Oh, the list goes on.
    Starting my own video game company would be so cool. I would also make other stuff, like cars, and video cards.
    But, everyone has their fantasies.
  5. setscrew

    setscrew TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I would try and focus on the vast inequity that exists between the western nations that have so much, and the 'third world' nations that have a significant number of their populations living in abject poverty and despair.
  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    I would buy an Indy car race team and hire Roberto Guererro to drive all the races. We would win the Indy 500 and many others. I would have killer computers and all of them AMD, Intel would not get a penny from me.
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Sounds a little biased here :) But that's okay. I agree with you, just not that hard core.
    To tell you the truth, I really haven't put much thougth into what I would do if I struck it big. Cause it probably won't happen, so why kill myself fantasizing, when it just makes you mad cause you can't get all that stuff.
  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Yeah well, I probably won't hit it big either. But it is nice to dream. And who knows, I may own Intel one day, or is that own an Intel ?? It is nice to dream though !!
  9. ScarletHippo

    ScarletHippo TS Rookie Posts: 20

    If i was rich, i would get a nice house, with all the mod cons (Plasma screen, surround, DVD, ect..) and link them all together (i.e. Control TV with the computer, play MP3s throught the sound system, etc..) That would be sweet :)
  10. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    2 years or so ago my idea of "hitting it big" was posting something & seeing it linked to on voodooextreme (This was before joining here, heh).


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