Monday, April 4, 2011

Cars vs. Computers

For those who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives. This is an old joke (Bill Gates actually never said this), but I thought it was humorous.

At a computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and said:

‘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 the 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, you 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 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. You would have to press the ‘Start’ button to turn the engine off.

10. When all else fails, you could call ‘customer service’ in some foreign country and be instructed in a foreign language how to fix your car yourself.

5 comments:

Southern Sunrise said...

So funny! lol :) Thank you for sharing. :)

Life's Rainbows said...

LOL love this :) will have to share with my favorite mechanics ;)

Abigail said...

ha! That is pretty funny! :) We use Apple and love it!

Miss Linda said...

While reading this I found myself both laughing and thinking "arrrrgh!! this is SO TRUE!!" Computers can be so very frustrating. Thank you for posting this and for giving me a smile! :)

Naomi said...

Thanks for the laugh. :) :)