Microsoft vs GM

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by Friend of Bill, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Microsoft 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 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 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.
  2. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

    Los Angeles, CA.
    This one is classic.

    I read most of it everytime I come across.
  3. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

    lol, thats good :)
  4. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    hehe nice one :D
  5. WAM

    WAM Guest

    Yeah a cult classic......does anybody know if Gates and co at microsoft ever responded to that???

    Not a lot you could say really..............
  6. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

    Middle Of Nowhere - UK
    Hehe..yeah seen it before too, but it is a classic.
    M$ probably responded with a internal I.E. url block to GM's
    Stupid of BG to draw the analogy in the 1st place.
  7. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

    Norfolk, UK
    Bump. Seen this before but it is still funny:p
  8. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

    Elkhart, IN
    So funny, yet so true...........................
  9. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

  10. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Well if it weren't for greedy governments wanting upto 90% fuel taxes we could get 1,000 miles per gallon. As for 25 bux cars, my neighbours looks that cheap!
  11. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    The list sounds reminicent of this one :D Cars