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    For all of us who, own cars and computers 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
    1000 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 vehicles
    with the following characteristics: (you gotta love this)

    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. You would have
    to pull over to the side of the road, close all 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

    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 5% of the

    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 employing.

    8 Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse
    to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handles, turned the key
    and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

    9 Every time a new car was introduced, 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.

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

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