Wednesday, November 15, 2006

General Motors vs Microsoft

*Received this article in my email, just want to share with you all this interesting article.*

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 computers!

Happy Mid-week!!!

22 comments:

Simple American said...

I want my wife the computer porgrammer (dun call her that) to read this. haha

may said...

harhar! I remember reading this some time ago. old joke, but it still does turn the corner of the lips up a bit... ;)

www.yenjai.net said...

11) There is always a risk that when you start your car, you realised that the control had already been hijacked by someone unknown far far away. You simply can't control it. It will drive itself to a porn house

12) Although you take the trouble to install 3 different locks in your car, even without the key, anyone can still access your car!

13) GM car will drive as fast no matter how you decorate your car. MS car will drive slower and slower over time

JoeC said...

That is true if MS were a carmaker lol. Why we accept a crappy product from MS? It goes to show Gates is a great salesman! Cheers!

You know who la said...

Nice post, me will link this post to my blog

Kenny Ng said...

[simple american]
hahaha... just show her.

[may]
yeah... old jokes always the best :)

[www.yenjai.net]
fuahhh... u got extended version somemore... good one, thanks!

[joec]
yeah... but don't u wonder why we still using it?

[you know who la said...]
Hi, thanks for dropping by, thanks alot for linking this post too :)

Winn said...

lol! this is funny...and u have to update the virus defination every now and then

liucas said...

i wan a computer but mummy says canot. she scares i wil spend too much time chatting with ahboy.

Helen said...

Very true. I'm going to forward this to my hubby. He loves Msoft bashing!! LOL

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_butt said...

Yes, I hate my PC now.. of all the crucial times when I need it the most to do my assignments, it got corrupted pulak! CIS!

Anonymous said...

So true!

Car and PC, the two things I cant live without.

Iwan Sanchez said...

I need my PC to download all the "men" stuffs!!

Muahahahaha!!

U too rite???

Chen said...

u can post the kiasu version of Windows (Microsoft Windows KS) in your coming post ;)

Kenny Ng said...

[winn]
yalor... virus attack is another problem, very mafan lor.

[liucas]
*no eye see*

[helen]
hehe... guess everyone also same.

[rina rashid]
Hi, welcome n thanks for dropping by... u agree too? hehehe...

[_butt]
It happens on me too when I did my assignments and my paper work.

[nonnie]
hahaha... same here, without this 2 I'll suicide.

[iwan]
errrr... me download all rock songs n rock concerts wor... men stuffs ah? once in a blue moon la :P

[chen]
hehehe... that 1 ah? see la, if got no idea what to blog will do :)

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Bernard said...

Hahahahahaha.. these are funny... including number 11 - 13. Hehe. Original.

Kurakat said...

Cool! =)

Kurakat said...

Cool! =)

Kenny Ng said...

[bernard]
haha... yeah

[kurakat]
thanks for dropping by n welcome :)

Kurakat said...

Just wondering... We can buy PCs and custom them in any way we want to...

As long as they are technically viable...

We can also order customised flats and houses... What about cars?

Can we istall different engines and gearboxes and so on to our mainframe? Then choose the type of chasis we want? All these at a reasonable price?

Can employ engineer/consultants to give us good designs for non luxury cars?

Hmmm... My fingers are crossed le...

Kenny Ng said...

[kurakat]
they r just compete with each other, so they came out lots of facts. Anyway... now days lots of youngster modified their cars damn canggih leh...

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