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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cars vs. Computers

Here's something I came across recently... seems appropriate for a couple of the Forums on this board.

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At a recent computer exposition (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the 
computer industry with the auto industry and stated: "If General Motors had 
kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be 
driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, GM issued a press release stating: "If General
Motors had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars
with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new
   car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have
   to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the
   car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some
   reason, you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car
   to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall
   the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five
   times as fast and twice as easy to drive-but would run on only five percent of
   the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be
   replaced by a single "General Protection Fault" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and
   refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned
   the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn to drive
   all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as
   the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
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LOL! That's hilarious! Do you remember where exactly you read this?
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LOL! That's hilarious! Do you remember where exactly you read this?
Someone at work forwarded it to me (I work as a network engineer at an ISP). They didn't name the source. Sorry.
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Still funny though. I love #8. heh
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I seen that before a while back....

HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!


and OH SOOO TRUUUEEE!!!!!!!!!!!:mg:
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Definately a funny post
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Burn! Mr. Gates got smoked hard.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 12:19 PM
 
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LOL!!
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