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Old 02-26-2003, 11:25 AM   #1
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If cars were made by Microsoft.....

Someone sent me this and I found it rather amusing....


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 of Microsoft reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM 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, 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 manoeuvre 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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Old 02-26-2003, 11:29 AM   #2
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omg
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:20 PM   #3
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That's great!
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That is one of the funniest things I've ever read!
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:43 PM   #5
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That's a hoot!
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Old 02-26-2003, 03:16 PM   #6
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Thats is very funny
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nice to see the people up top still have a sense of humour.
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My brother sent that to me a while back...it's so true.
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Old 02-26-2003, 05:18 PM   #9
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I was actually just going to skim this, but once I read the first one I had to read them all. Some funny stuff!
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Old 03-10-2003, 01:47 PM   #10
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There is one missing if MS would have made cars you could only ride it alone. If you wanted to take a friend along you had to buy the same car for 1,5 the price of the car you drove alone or you had to buy your friend a car of his own.

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There is one missing if MS would have made cars you could only ride it alone. If you wanted to take a friend along you had to buy the same car for 1,5 the price of the car you drove alone or you had to buy your friend a car of his own.
good point!!
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heh...
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