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Old 09-14-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
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Apologies if someone has already posted this but I found it extremely funny:

Microsoft v. General Motors


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 twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 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 painted the lines on the road you would have to buy a new car.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 only run on five percent of the roads.
  5. New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.
  6. 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.
  7. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need them nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50 percent or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Dept.
  8. Every time GM introduced a new model, 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.
  9. You'd press the "start" button to shut off the engine.
Haha it's so true aswell
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http://www.computerforums.org/showth...151#post207151

pretty similar
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:40 PM   #3
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  1. Every time they painted the lines on the road you would have to buy a new car.
I don't understand this one

lmao! Microsoft Gas...
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lol. It would be so funny to see someone drive a car like that.
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:29 AM   #5
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[/list]I don't understand this one

lmao! Microsoft Gas...
They're saying that when a new product is launched in the computing world (like socket 939, or PCI-Express, you have to buy practically a new system to keep up with the advancing technology.

Apologies extendcradle, I've never seen that post before. I just saw that joke last night and LMAO
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[/list]I don't understand this one

lmao! Microsoft Gas...
No no.. that one is easy!

Basically, since XP is just prettier and 2000 was jsut prettier then 98, and 98 was etc etc, they REPAINT Windows to make it look fresh, but you have to buy a WHOLE NEW OS each time. LMAO
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:09 AM   #7
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oh Now I get it lol
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:34 AM   #8
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Haha, yeah. I love that joke
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LOL. I like GM they have wity comments
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LOL.... that's pretty good...
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