GM had Developed Technology like Microsoft, then . . .
verify the original source of this . . . probably made up by
someone . . . but it starts out by saying that at the recent
COMDEX Show Bill Gates was reported to have compared the computer
industry with the auto industry.
had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,"
was alleged to have said, "We
would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000
miles to the gallon."
"If GM had developed
technology like Microsoft," GM
was alleged to have fired back, "We
would all be driving cars with the following characteristics
. . . "
In any event, whether this
stuff happened or not, our friend, Jim Doremus of New Jersey,
passed this on and we thought it was funny enough for our surfers
to enjoy. Peace!
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
3. Occasionally your
car would die on the freeway for no reason and you would just
accept this, restart and drive on.
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. Only one person
at a time could use the car, unless you bought Car95"
or "CarNT." But then you would have to buy more
6. Macintosh would
make a car that was powered by the sun, 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 default" warning light.
8. New seats would
force everyone to have the same size butt.
9. The airbag system
would say "Are you sure?" before going off.
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 grab hold of the radio antenna.
11. GM would require
all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally
road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither
need them nor want them.
12. You'd press the
"start" button to shut off the engine.