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Thread: Bill Gates vs. GM

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    Aug 2006

    Bill Gates vs. GM

    --- 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. ---
    Last edited by McReis; 02-01-2007 at 11:38 AM. Reason: If you don't care to make a search at least take care with the look of your posts

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    Oct 2004
    Can anyone say repost...

  3. #3
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    Aug 2005
    True North
    Repost, but funny

  4. #4
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    Jun 2005
    melbourne Australia
    By recent do you mean 2005 recent because this has been posted before.

    If microsoft made cars

    Please search.
    Barnum's Law - You’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public

    The dyslexic version of Cyco

    Civil disobedience is still disobedience

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    Nov 2006
    thats the funniest ive seen in ages...

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    Apr 2003
    Wichita, Kansas USA
    That joke is at least 10 years old.
    I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.

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    Jul 2006
    oh hello mehrshadvr4
    you dare betray scf, hmm, lol, guess i can't say much myself
    looking for members and mods

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    Oct 2004
    Goshen, IN
    Its still funny but real old.

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    Oct 2006
    That's like the first joke I read on the internet when I got my first computer back in 1999. It's still funny though.
    Reginald *IB4R* says:
    it was a beautiful 35 seconds.
    David says:
    that's what she said

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    Nov 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    never saw this before, very funny
    2011 Honda Civic Si

    ATHEIST and damn proud of it.

  11. #11
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    Dec 2003
    ive heard a few of them before.
    If you want to do something wrong, do it right

  12. #12
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    Apr 2004
    Stop looking at me! Look at me! Stop looking at me!
    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.
    um.. just no.
    I dont if I'll make home tonight
    But I know I can swim
    under the Tahitian moon

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    May 2004
    If only they put this much effort into cars

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