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    I stole this from an email I got:

    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 lift 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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    ROFLMAO! PCM would take commands like "Format C:" All data will be lost are you sure you want to continue...



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    not to kill the hillarity, but this email is actually close to 15 years old... I remember this same email went out around when Win95 first came out. They just updated the little nuances, but it's funny nonethelss to see it again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawdaddy View Post
    not to kill the hillarity, but this email is actually close to 15 years old... I remember this same email went out around when Win95 first came out. They just updated the little nuances, but it's funny nonethelss to see it again
    threadkiller. just joking...I have seen it before too, but thought it was funny enough to re-hash.

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    Ok crack out the VIC20's from the basement. This could be funny. Don't forget to bring up the cassette drive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawdaddy View Post
    not to kill the hillarity, but this email is actually close to 15 years old... I remember this same email went out around when Win95 first came out. They just updated the little nuances, but it's funny nonethelss to see it again
    It's a shame it's still about as true now as it was then

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