Computers & Cars – Just for Fun

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For  all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers  have enhanced our lives, read on – I’m still struggling with System 8!

At  a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer  industry with the auto industry and stated,
“If Ford had kept up with  technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that  got 1,000 miles to the gallon.”


In response to Bill’s comments, Ford  issued a press release stating:
If Ford had developed technology like  Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and  I just love this part):


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.
I love the  next one!


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.

PS  – I’d like to add that when all else fails, you could call “customer service” in  some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your  car yourself!

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