View Full Version : Computer and Car lovers

25th Jun 2001, 10:22
I found somehting the other week that many of you may have seen but I thought it was worth putting in JB for all those who hadn't yet.

At a recent computer expo, 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 comment, GM issued a press release stating:

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars witht he following characteristics

For no reason whatsoever your car would crash twice a day
Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you would have to by a new car
Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would just accept this, restart and drive on.
Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn, would cause your car to shutdown and refuse to start, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine
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
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 percent of the roads
New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt
The oil, water temperature andalternator warning lights would be replaced by a single "general car fault" warning light
The airbag system would say "Are You Sure" before going off
Occasionally for no reson whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in, untill you simultaniously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna
Every time GM introduced a new model car, buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of teh controls would operate in the same manner as the old car

[This message has been edited by TwinNDB (edited 25 June 2001).]

Kermit 180
25th Jun 2001, 11:31
And who says computers have made life stress free and easier? No wonder 747-400's use 286 technology - at least thats one avenue they actually have mastered. If only theyd work on the 486 and pentium models....

25th Jun 2001, 12:09
- and like my inkjet printer it would cost a f*cking fortune to refill it....... Oh, I see they built that in already. http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/frown.gif

Door handly eh ? I gotta get me one of those ! :)

Feeton Terrafirma
25th Jun 2001, 12:48
An oldie but a goodie Twin!

Arn't you glad that Mircosoft has not targeted the aviation industry...... oops, I forgot about Flt Sim http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/eek.gif

Edit cos the spell checker couldn't spell Mircosoft :)
I'm not a PPRuNe addict. (just need one more post)

[This message has been edited by Feeton Terrafirma (edited 25 June 2001).]

25th Jun 2001, 23:35
Feeton, it's getting closer!

25th Jun 2001, 23:46
Try this explanation! (http://www.geocities.com/thehugmonster/msguidance.jpg)

Breeding Per Dementia Unto Something Jolly Big, Toodle-pip

26th Jun 2001, 00:25
Can't get into your link Huggy - is it me?

DX Wombat
26th Jun 2001, 02:06
No, I couldn't either.

26th Jun 2001, 03:34
Dunno why it isn't working - just paste it into your browser...


26th Jun 2001, 12:05
Alles klar!