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If Microsoft made cars

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MudFrog, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. MudFrog

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    >>>>At a recent computer expo, COMDEX, Bill Gates reportedly compared
    >>>>the 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 "General Protection Fault" 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 GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to
    >>>>learn 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. UseYourBlinker

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    LOL.. #7 & #10
     

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