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If you're reading this... You are the Resistance

Since: 08-17-04

Since last post: 10 days
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Posted on 12-06-05 01:04 PM Link | Quote
I doubt this is a true story, but it showed up in my mailbox and it was amusing, so it's story time!

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:

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 you car to shut down and refuse to
restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the

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

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car
would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you
simultaneously lift 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.
Slow Ride
Take It Easy

Since: 01-10-05

Since last post: 5034 days
Last activity: 4383 days
Posted on 12-06-05 02:24 PM Link | Quote
Rock on General Motors... rock on....

Hopefully Microsoft doesn't try to get behind the technology in the flying cars in the future.


Since: 12-17-04
From: Petaluma, California

Since last post: 4418 days
Last activity: 4011 days
Posted on 01-01-06 05:15 PM Link | Quote
hahaha thats pretty clever id have to say! but not all comps crash twice a day [though mine dose].

Stone axe

Since: 08-26-04
From: Wouldnt you like to know

Since last post: 4781 days
Last activity: 4765 days
Posted on 01-02-06 01:28 AM Link | Quote
but then agsin it also depends on the computer?car company the proscessor/ engine, the ram/ gas quality and amount whetther its HP or its just a Ford.

Dark Wizard
\"She said tonight...come on come on collide...see what I fire feels like..I bet its just like heaven.\"

Since: 08-15-04
From: Philadelphia, P.A.

Since last post: 61 days
Last activity: 38 days
Posted on 01-07-06 09:45 PM Link | Quote
I wouldn't over analyze this you guys. **giggles** Two adult industries had a hissy fit...a very comical one at that. Good one Rogue.
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