BILL GATES VS GENERAL MOTORS
For all who drive cars or use computers:
this is too good to pass up For all of us who feel
only the deepest love and affection for the way computers
have enhanced our lives:
At a recent computer exposition (COMDEX)
Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry
with the auto industry and stated:
"If General Motors 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, GM issued
a press release stating:
"If General Motors 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
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
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.