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  • If Microsoft made cars...

    This has been around for ages but I didn't see it posted in these forums.

    If Microsoft made cars...

    For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on.

    At COMDEX recently, 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. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!

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    Re: If Microsoft made cars...

    Nice, and maybe I'm gullible, and maybe I just don't feel like looking, but did GM actually release that statement?

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      Re: If Microsoft made cars...

      Originally posted by Karkianman101
      Nice, and maybe I'm gullible, and maybe I just don't feel like looking, but did GM actually release that statement?
      http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/autos.asp


      no...they didnt really say anything like that

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        Re: If Microsoft made cars...

        Rofl, that got a laugh out of me.

        EDIT: we have to make our linux version.

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          Re: If Microsoft made cars...

          There's a similar one for beer that compares it to different OS's:

          http://matureasskickers.net/wbb2/thr...411#post123411

          More "geek humor":

          http://matureasskickers.net/wbb2/thr...?threadid=4225
          Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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            Re: If Microsoft made cars...

            While funny it does feels well so Windows ME.
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