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#917768 - 09/27/04 02:36 PM Computer Humor?
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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. 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" 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.
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#917769 - 10/02/04 08:30 PM Re: Computer Humor?
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\:D Where do you get this stuff? \:D


"... It is a skill you go on learning all your life: the more you write, the more you learn."

Harry Freedman on the craft of composing

#917770 - 10/02/04 08:34 PM Re: Computer Humor?
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Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
Good one Frank!

You must be a Mac user! ;\)

Yes, I am a five percenter...

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#917771 - 10/22/04 12:57 PM Re: Computer Humor?
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Go Macs! ! ! They are undoubtedly the best. \:D
"A print of the score has everything you need to know about the music, except the essential."

#917772 - 11/04/04 04:08 AM Re: Computer Humor?
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Loc: Dubai

This is GENIUS
Perfection itself is imperfection- Horowitz

#2420339 - 05/14/15 08:34 AM Re: Computer Humor? [Re: Piano World]
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hahahaha I had to share this on fb, soo funny!!

#2423096 - 05/21/15 05:43 AM Re: Computer Humor? [Re: lbox]
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Amazing !! I called it Comphumor.

#2423211 - 05/21/15 01:18 PM Re: Computer Humor? [Re: Piano World]
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Thanks for that, Frank!

There are reasons that I became a Linux user. grin


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