Jigar Mehta’s WebBlog

May 5, 2007

Bill Gates v/s GM (General Motors)

Filed under: Uncategorized — jigarme @ 6:48 am

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.

I love the next one!!!

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.

Please share this with your friends who love –  but sometimes hate – their computer!

Good forward from one of my friends, dont know authenticity of the news but I think its a good joke !

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