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Microsoft vs. GM

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by FL84K5, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. FL84K5

    FL84K5 1/2 ton status

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    GM vs. MICROSOFT

    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
    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 onlyfive 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 or
    a "You have performed an illegal operation."

    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
    thesame manner as the old car.

    10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
     
  2. chevyfumes

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    thats comedy /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  4. Twiz

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    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.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    Way too close to home, sounds like they are tring to reprogram the Key-Less entry fob on a Prizm.

    If you have ever seen (or attempted to do) the procedure - you would know exactly what I'm talking about...Whow
    "now where'd I put my rubber-chicken"


    Sorry - inside joke. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. KRAZIE87K5

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    Quality! F-ing Gates comparing himself to GM. Where the **** does the guy get off comparing himself to GM? Next thing you know this guy is going to be running for President! Gawd help us all...

    -Dan
     

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