Monday, March 14, 2011

Funny email

GM vs MS

 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

 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.

 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.


  1. And they forgot to add that the companies that made the engine would make any kind of support so difficult to get that no one would even attempt it. Great post.

  2. After dealing with computer issues all day, this made me laugh pretty hard!