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    GM and Microsoft - what if...

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    At a 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 twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon."

    In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating (by Mr. Welch himself): 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 on the road you would have to buy a new car.

    3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would just accept this, restart and drive on.

    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. Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought "Car95" or "CarNT."

    But then you would have to buy more seats.

    6. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, reliable, five times as fast, and twice as easy to drive, but would only run on five per cent of the roads.

    7. The oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single "general car default" warning light.

    8. New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.

    9. The airbag system would say "Are you sure?"

    before going off.

    10. Occasionally, and 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 grab hold of the radio antenna.

    11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need them nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50% or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Department.

    12. Every time GM introduced a new model 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.

    13. You'd press the "start" button to shut off the engine
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    5|-|1+|-|34|) ober's Avatar
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    This is SO old! Try and keep up!

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    yeh but a classic all the same, I still had a laugh when reading it.

    BTW is it actually true?
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    And that's the....9 thousandth time that's been posted here?

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    Originally posted by Kinasz
    BTW is it actually true?
    I don't think so. I'm pretty sure it was just a joke someone came up with. MS doesn't have the humor in it to produce something like that.

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    This is so true!

    If GM just did that!

    Thank the common sense that they (GM) didn't!

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    Re: GM and Microsoft - what if...

    Originally posted by Liger86

    This is so funny, I got this off some site!
    So did I...

    5 years ago.

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    ya.. we get the idea - it's old. But wat's the big deal?

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    Originally posted by 1veedo
    ya.. we get the idea - it's old. But wat's the big deal?
    We're sick of it.
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    tell me from which site you got it???

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    > tell me from which site you got it???
    Jeez, just pick some fairly unique words in the text and google
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