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  • Just for laught: Computer and Car

    I got this in the mail a while back. So if you think of using "windows" do control stuff in the car, read on

    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 over 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.
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  • #2
    That's hilarious (and true)
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    • #3
      its only funny cause its true
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      • #4
        Yes, and now M$ is releasing a modified Windows CE called Windows Automotive.
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        • #5
          .

          yup, thats pretty funny. I had a good laugh on that one.
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          • #6

            Im trying to reassure myself about havin M$ as my OS in the car!!
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            • #7
              Ha ha ha, that was good

              10.You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

              My aunt had this same problem with her computer when she first got it. Took her an hr before she gave in and called to find out how to turn it off
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              • #8
                Seen it before, but I still get a kick out of it.
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                • #9
                  7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
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                  • #10
                    I REFUSE to pust the START button to switch off the PC, I push CTRL+ALT+DEL then select SHUT DOWN from the menu!!!!!
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                    • #11
                      You guys are real stars

                      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.

                      lol


                      i saw another thread where Choyak and other people were speaking about Micro$oft who wanted to drive your car. It's really hilarous too
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                      • #12
                        If Windows 98 were a car, the Blue Screen of Death would have a whole new meaning...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by deadweasel
                          If Windows 98 were a car, the Blue Screen of Death would have a whole new meaning...

                          *CRASH*
                          If Win 98 was a car i would bloody walk!

                          I know this is an old thread but it is a good one and i was talking to Cris about Windows Automotive and remembered these threads.

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                          • #14
                            At the risk of being labelled a killjoy (or whatever you kids are calling it these days), this is SNOPED.

                            http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/autos.htm

                            I know it's humor, I only post this because of all the people saying it's 'true'. I know they probably meant true as in 'I can totally relate to that', but it's not actually something that happened.

                            Plus, 1997 is 'recently' only in geological terms, that's how long this has been making the rounds.
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                            • #15
                              http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9804/20/gates.comdex/
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