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Bill Gates vs. GM
« on: March 18, 2008, 03:30:41 PM »
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  • Gates vs. GM For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection
    for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent
    computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer
    industry with the auto industry and stated, 'If GM had kept up with
    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, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM 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 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 'This Car Has Performed
    An Illegal Operation' 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 a new car was introduced
    car buyers would have to learn how 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. Please share this
    with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their computer!
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