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Thread: Microsoft vs. General Motors




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    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 the 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.
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
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    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

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    10.You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
    I never thought about that one. GOOD one.:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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    hahaha was this real? Did GM really come out and say this?:laugh:

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    Bill Gates would have said it but someone would have made up the GM responses surely.
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
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    Some ppl have a wild sense of humour, for sure!!! :laugh:
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