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Bill Gates Vs. GM

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 (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.

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.

Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate -
their
computer