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 Post subject: HILARIOUS
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2002 3:02 pm 
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my friend showed this to me, it is so funny

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At a recent computer exposition (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated:



"If General Motors 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, GM issued a press release stating: "If General Motors 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 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 "General Protection Fault" 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 GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn 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."


i love the one about the mac, sadly it is true


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2002 3:22 pm 
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pretty funny stuff


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hahaha, thats great! :D


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yeah, saw that before. forget where though. always cracks me up. :D


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That is sad, funny, and true!
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related, kinda...

neal Stephenson's "in the beginning was the command line". it's a bit long, but right at the start, he uses cars as a metaphor for operating systems. very cool essay.

available for the palm at http://www.memoware.com and right from the source ay http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html

c.w.collins
"stay away from my house, you freaks!"
-neal stephenson, "in the beginning was the command line"


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hahah! That's insane!
Funny stuff guys, hehe.


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