Bill Gates vs. GM

Discussion in 'Community' started by D0ct0rteeth, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    I just read this joke and thought someone may appreciate it.



    Bill Gates vs. GM

    For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives:

    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 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 5% 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.
  2. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    That has been around for a while... an oldie but goodie :D

    I don't know if it's good or bad, but it's true.. :p :D
  3. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
  4. Beej macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2002
    Buffy's bedroom
  5. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2002
    Commerce Township
    That one IS a classic!
    Everything is true also! :D
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    That's brilliant! :D
    I've never seen it before, one to show my wintel user buddies ;)
  7. britboy macrumors 68030


    Nov 4, 2001
    Kent, UK
    That one's been around for a few years now, but is still just as good and true as ever! My favourite part is No. 7 though :D :D

    Kind of worrying, when you actually sit down and think about what you put with from you computer..... :( (your *wintel* computer ;))
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    That is really good! I wonder who thought that up?
  9. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city
    ive never seen that before. thats pretty tight. thanks for that.
  10. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    he he he...very funny...

    I still like the quote:
    "The box said Windows 98 or I bought a Mac" ;)
  11. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I actually don't remember seeing this before. How old is it?

    [Insert number of years]

    Well, I guess if DoctorTeeth is bringing this back up it means nothing has changed since then! :D

    And you've gotta like number 7, as britboy mentioned. I need to save this forum somewhere [or at least the first part of it! :cool:]

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