View Full Version : computer Vs Car

02-26-2009, 07:05 AM
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

'If GM had kept up with technology like the computer
industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got
1,000 miles to the gallon.'

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a
press release stating:

If GM ha d developed technology like Microsoft, we would
all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and
I just love this part ):

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 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.

I love the next one!!!

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

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

PS - I'd like to add that when all else fails, you
could call 'customer service' in some foreign
country and be instructed in some foreign language how to
fix your car yourself!!!!

02-27-2009, 05:29 PM
Nice !!