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Computers Vs. Cars...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Capman2k, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. Capman2k

    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

    Jun 22, 2001
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    I actually got something worth sharing emailed to me!!!

    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 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
    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
    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.
    Please share this with your friends who love -- but sometimes hate --
    their computer!

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  2. schmuck

    schmuck 1/2 ton status

    Nov 11, 2002
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    nola(new orleans LA)
    thats cool im going to share it with all my friends
  3. RatMan

    RatMan 1/2 ton status

    Jul 27, 2002
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    Marietta, Georgia
    not tryin to shut u down, but thats been around for a long time now.

    still funny tho. i like the one about the airbags /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
  4. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

    Aug 26, 2001
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    College Station, TX
    Yup, got this in an email couple months back. It's great though! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
  5. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

    Apr 4, 2000
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    upstate ny
    thats funny!! I just sent that to just about everybody I know! well, 6 people anyways!

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