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Re: OT


LOL

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Cersgarden@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 11 Feb 2004 16:07:32 EST

>Thought you might all enjoy this.
>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 ( 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 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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