Microsoft vs GM

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Walt, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Walt

    Walt TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    BC
    Microsoft vs GM

    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: (you'll love this part)

    1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

    2. Every time they re-painted 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 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 as normal.

    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 re-install 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."
     
  2. Skyeg

    Skyeg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2004
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Boston
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i think that is funny....but not at all an accuret discription of a windows computer that was properily assembled and configured.
     
  3. markc

    markc TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,237
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Rochester, NY Velocity: Unknown
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah, but it's something various people have added to as time has passed. It's not really true.
    It is funny, though.
     
  4. Walt

    Walt TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    BC
    One has to keep the urban legends alive! :D
     
  5. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This is an old joke from the Windows 95 days. The lead in may not be true.

    :soapbox: But the list of ten items is 100% accurate for Windows 95 & 98 1-ist Ed
     
  6. Geronimo

    Geronimo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2003
    Messages:
    1,329
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Next to the point of no return.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I always liked the Operating systems are like...
    airplanes or beer jokes myself
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

microsoft vs gm photos