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    Why Microsoft shouldn't make cars

    At a recent computer expo, 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
    twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon."

    In response to Bill's comments/General Motors issued a press release
    stating the following: "If GM had developed technology like Microsoft,
    we would 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 on the road, you would have to
    buy a new car.

    3. Occasionally, your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and
    you would accept this, restart, and drive on.

    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. Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought
    'Car95' or 'CarNT.' Then you would have to buy
    more seats.

    6. Macintosh would make a car that's powered by the sun, more
    reliable, five times as fast, and twice as easy to drive, but would
    only run on five percent of the roads.

    7. The oil, water, temperature and alternator warning lights would be
    replaced by a single 'general car fault' warning light.

    8. New seats would force everyone to have the same butt size.

    9. The airbag system would say 'Are you sure?' before going off.

    10. 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.

    11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of
    Rand McNally road maps, even though they neither need them nor want
    them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the
    car's performance to diminish by 50 per cent or more.

    12. Every time GM introduced a new model, 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.

    13. You'd press the 'Start' button to shut off the engine

    very funny lol......))
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    Oh, my is this old.

    Where have you been Black Cluster?
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    You should get negged for how old that is. (but I won't be that cruel) That was pre-windows 95 stuff.
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    Come on guys, give him a break. It has only been a decade.
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    this is old and i have heard it many many times lol but it is still good
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    Come on! that is just humor .. not sensitive data or anything related to tech to get negged upon .... .... this is first time I read it, so I thought to share it .... and that's it ... Sinner?

    thanks anyways ...
    \"The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards - and even then I have my doubts\".....Spaf
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    OLD OLD OLD!!!
    I posted it and I got negged for it .

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