Microsoft & GM

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by Codasmd, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

    Los Angeles, CA.
    It's a classic. Just thought I'd put it out there, again.

    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 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 "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning

    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.
  2. slimboyfat

    slimboyfat Guest

    I hadn't seen this b4, it's a goodun!:)