Car Vs. Computer

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posol

RETIRED
Staff member
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.
 

xj0hnx

I wanna be sedated
VIP
:lol: :lol: :lol:
7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

That is the most annoying thing in the world (ok not the most,but close)"if I wasn't sure would I have hit the damn button.
 

posol

RETIRED
Staff member
because in gneral, people are idiots.

thats why there is one for deleting pics in the gallery.
 

MaaseyRacer

Senior Member
Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Feb 2 2003, 09:36 PM
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.

apple rocks reguardless....
and General Motors can eat me...
 

asmallsol

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


Isnt that GM already

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.


I get 6 of those everytime I start my computer
 

gupta_p

Senior Member
lol. Microsoft slandered with passion. Makes you feel wholesome again.
 

BigJ

I'm just about that action Boss.
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Originally posted by MaaseyRacer+Feb 3 2003, 02:41 AM-->
pissedoffsol
@Feb 2 2003, 09:36 PM
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.

apple rocks reguardless....
and General Motors can eat me...

hey...gm trucks own y0, not the blazers no, meh dad had one 20k later tranny went bad but my dad's truck 2500hd owns all and towes all
 
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