[BEARS] Gates/GM

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  • Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 8:29:41 -0400

Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry=20=
and stated "If GM had kept up with the  technology like the computer 
has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon=2E"    
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:           
l=2E For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day=2E              
2=2E Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you
would have to buy a new car=2E          
3=2E Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no
reason=2E 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=2E For some reason you would simply accept this=2E               
4=2E 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=2E               
5=2E The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights
would all be replaced by a single "General Protection Fault" warning light=2E   
6=2E The airbag system would ask "are you sure" before deploying=2E             
7=2E 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=2E    
8=2E Every time GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have
to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate
in the same manner as the old car=2E            
9=2E You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off=2E

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