Microsoft And General Motors

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 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 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.

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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  1. Tini @ Blog Tips
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    LOL Now that’s what I call a come back, way the go GE!

    But I guess Bill Gates just wanted to point out the fact that GE can be not in trouble now if they were cheaper and did not think too ‘pricey’ of themselves.

    As for all that, Bill Gates will only need to say one retort: Hey, I’m like the 2nd richest man, and you’re near bankrupt!

    Hit it where it hurts.

    P.S. The Blogger Guide Post was outdated, thanks for pointing that out :) Yes, I have a banner now.
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    • stevebethere says:

      @Tini – I noticed it was outdated after i had posted the comment, trust me lol, i will hop over to Inzone Internet at some point to your ask a question bit.

      thanks for your feedback

  2. Tini@ SEO Blog
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    BTW, my twitter is @inzoneinternet, just in case if people are confused. :)

    I’m not an expert, but I’ll try my best :) I’ll try to post the “ask questions” part not in a page but in a post where people can actually comment and don’t have to mail me. haha
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    • stevebethere says:

      @Tini – Hi Tini, It’s a SEO question which i am sure you can help with will submit it shortly thanks for your feedback on this.

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