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    j2k4's Avatar en(un)lightened
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    "Cars VS Computers"

    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" 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.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    maebach's Avatar Team FST Captain
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    thats harsh

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    j2k4's Avatar en(un)lightened
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    Quote Originally Posted by maebach
    thats harsh
    It's an official GM press release, is what it is.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    A press release from about 1998 I think, but very good nonetheless; it always bears reading again and again IMHO.
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    atleast there is a "pause" button in os. air bags dont quite have the same effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie UK
    A press release from about 1998 I think, but very good nonetheless; it always bears reading again and again IMHO.
    It did seem vaguely familiar; couldn't remember it clearly, though.

    It is funny.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Erm...

    Still true though.

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    7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
    LMFAO

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