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Robb

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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 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.
 



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JoKKer

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Insane but all true. :D
 






EliteConcept

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its funny because its true
 






Crazy5711

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Don't forget that it would not be compatible with any upgrades, the car wuold be outdated before you think about buying it, and if you ran more than one thing on it at a time, it would slow down to a crawl. I'd rather walk
 






dogfriend

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I can't resist adding another one:

11. After you buy the car, you discover that it will only travel 50 miles without refueling because the gas tank is too small. Microsoft sends you a postcard in the mail offering to "upgrade" your gas tank for only 1/2 of the original price for the car.
 






unclemeat

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Bill Gates should stick to what he knows best, monopolizing the computer software industry.
 






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