Vectra or Vista

  Ho-Lin-Sok 12:35 09 Mar 2007

Gates vs. General Motors
Just be glad it's a computer and not your car!!!

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 manoeuvre 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.

  Kate B 12:51 09 Mar 2007

I've seen that before but it's still amusing.

  provider 2 16:12 09 Mar 2007

Personally, I think it`s hysterical. Made my day. Thanks Ho-Lin-Sok.

  picklsey 07:54 10 Mar 2007

nice one

  Forum Editor 08:14 10 Mar 2007

but still amusing.

  Mr Mistoffelees 09:55 10 Mar 2007

So old.....

It's gone bald and has a wispy grey beard!!

  Ho-Lin-Sok 10:18 10 Mar 2007

Suppose I need to get out more!

  wee eddie 11:28 10 Mar 2007

It always makes me grin and I read it through as, every now and again, another line or two are added

  Forum Editor 11:34 10 Mar 2007

circulate almost continually, and as wee eddie says, they're updated and weaked from time to time.

It never does any harm to revisit the better ones, so thanks for the memory.

  WhiteTruckMan 11:52 10 Mar 2007

Most of that list applied to my old diesel vectra!



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