For all those people that hate computers
Posted by Indu on August 13, 1998 at 00:29:51:

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 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

If GM had developed technology like Mircrosoft, 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 on the road you would have to
buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and
you would just accept this, restart and drive on.

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 re-install the engine.

5. Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought
"Car95" or CarNT". But, then you would have to buy more seats.

6. 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 per cent of the roads.

7. The oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would be
replaced with a single "general car default" warning light.

8. New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.

9. The airbag system would say "Are you sure?" before going off.

10. 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.

11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a delux set of
Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary) even though they neither
need them or want them. Attempting to delete this option would
immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50% or more.
Moreover GM would become the target for investigation by the Justice

12. 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.

13. You'd press the "start" button to shut off the engine

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