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Thread: Windows versus GM?

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    Windows versus GM?

    Just received this in an e-mail:

    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 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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    @ΜĮЙǐЅŦГǻţΩЯ D0pp139an93r's Avatar
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    May 2003
    St. Petersburg, FL
    That's so true. ROFL.

    But what about the Linux users who would be driving Fusion powered Mercedes. lol.
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    Oct 2003
    this i have a few times but i laugh everytime
    it simply is great
    Sometimes realitys are dreams we cannot live in.... (as my bst fren says) [/shadow]

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