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For Computer Geeks

Posted by john h on 8/15/04 at 19:43 (158025)

> 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 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 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 rea! son what soever, 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.
> Please share this with your friends who love - but
> sometimes hate - their computer!


Marty in SLC on 8/15/04 at 20:26 (158030)

I have read this before but I get a kick out it every time I read it. I'm a programmer/cad operator so I work on a computer all day.

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Julie on 8/16/04 at 01:47 (158049)

I hadn't seen it before, and I love it. A good laugh first thing in the morning is always a good thing! Thanks John!

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marie on 8/16/04 at 09:36 (158066)

That's Funny. Thanks, John. It puts things in perspective.


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Dorothy on 8/16/04 at 11:49 (158087)

That is funny! We enjoyed it greatly. Thanks, John.

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Susan S on 8/16/04 at 14:50 (158126)

I design and develop computer systems myself, and this is so funny and so true!

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Richard, C.Ped on 8/16/04 at 16:19 (158140)

Oops.......I thought you said for computer 'Greeks'...sorry.
Carry on....