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Microsoft's new "CAR" Launched by BILL GATES

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:52 am    Post subject: Microsoft's new "CAR" Launched by BILL GATES
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At a recent computer expo, 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

In response to Bill's comments/General Motors issued a
press release stating the following: "If GM had
developed technology like M*cro$oft, we would 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 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
in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

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

6. Macintosh would make a car that's powered by the
sun, more reliable, five times as fast, and twice as
easy to drive, but would only run on five percent of
the roads.

7. The oil, water, temperature and alternator warning
lights would be replaced by a single 'general car
fault' warning light.

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

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
deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps, 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 per cent or more.

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
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