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I read this on [profile] livejournal_uk and had to share it. You may have seen it before but it's funny :)

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:

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

2. Everytime they repainted the lines in the middle of 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
windows, shut of the car, restart it and open the windows before
you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a manouver 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 perfomed 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 simultaniously lifted
the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio
antenna.

9. Everytime 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.
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