computers and cars

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 Ford 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, Ford issued a press release stating:

If Ford 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 motorway 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 manoeuver, 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. starlette

    Love hate relationship indeed, would willingly throw mine through the window at times,………..but couldn’t live without it……….very clever blog Rodger. xx