If Only GM Kept Up With MicroSoft's Technology...

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 12:11 03 Aug 2005

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 (and I just love this part):

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

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

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.

Lol, I just found this on a music forum, I thought it was funny, but remember every joke has its truth ;-)

  Magic Hobo 12:15 03 Aug 2005

That was funny and if they said really aid that theyre probably gonna be in so much trouble with Microsoft.lol

  igk 12:29 03 Aug 2005

Brilliant!! Well found...

  Stuartli 14:24 03 Aug 2005

It's been doing the rounds for at least three or four years....:-)

  Sethhaniel 14:24 03 Aug 2005

will 'ctrl-alt-del' known as : hasta la vista'

  Mr Mistoffelees 14:49 03 Aug 2005

The old chestnut rears it's ugly head again!!!

  Ancient Learner 15:16 03 Aug 2005

Might be an old chestnut, but, regretably, it contains more than a grain of truth.

  Forum Editor 17:34 03 Aug 2005

It's certainly been posted in the forum at least once before.

  Forum Editor 17:37 03 Aug 2005

that as far as I'm aware neither Bill Gates nor General Motors said anything of the sort.

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