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GM and Bill Gates

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posted on Jan, 22 2003 @ 05:48 AM
> >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. 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 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.
> >
> >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.

posted on Jan, 22 2003 @ 08:35 AM
Don't forget, occassionally, the windshield would just go blue and you wouldn't be able to see a thing!!!

posted on Jan, 22 2003 @ 12:47 PM
For the record:

This is a digital-legand e-mail hoax. The events never happened as described.

Bill Gates did make a somewhat similar comment during a COMDEX show, but there was no reply from any automaker.

posted on Jan, 22 2003 @ 12:59 PM
it's just meant to be a joke Winston...

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