Joke 544

18 Sep


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From  I don’t know if it’s true, but it sure is amusing.



At a recent computer expo, 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 twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles per gallon.



General Motors released this statement:

Yes, but would you want your car to crash twice a day? 

Not only that, but…

Every time they repainted the lines on the road you would have to buy a new car. 

Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would just accept this, restart and drive on. 

Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to stop and fail and you would have to re-install the engine. For some strange reason, you would accept this too. 

You could only have one person in the car at a time, unless you bought “Car95” or “CarNT”. But, then you would have to buy more seats. 

Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast, twice as easy to drive, but would only run on five percent of the roads. 

English: Logo of General Motors Corporation. S...

English: Logo of General Motors Corporation. Source: 2007_business_choice_bro_en.pdf (on GM website). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Macintosh car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars, which would make their cars run much slower. 

The oil, gas and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single “general car default” warning light. 

New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt. 

The airbag system would say, “Are you sure?” before going off. 

If you were involved in a crash, you would have no idea what happened. 


16 Responses to “Joke 544”

  1. katharinetrauger September 18, 2012 at 04:10 #

    Ooh, I’ve read this one before, about 10 years ago, but I LOVE this new, updated version! Thanks! 😉


  2. terry1954 September 18, 2012 at 04:12 #

    ummm wow, that was fascinating!


  3. adinparadise September 18, 2012 at 06:09 #

    Brilliant! :0


  4. vivinfrance September 18, 2012 at 10:39 #

    So much truth in this.


  5. sharechair September 18, 2012 at 11:10 #

    ha! for a car to get 1000 a gallon, I’ll put up with a crash now and then!


  6. viveka September 18, 2012 at 18:03 #

    Safer to drive a Vovlo .. *smile – brilliant post. Still I’m a Microsoft fan .. never crashed for me and I been on computers for nearly 20 years .. Great stuff, Linda !!!


  7. grannymar September 18, 2012 at 21:10 #

    A good reminder of how our lives have adjusted to the world of NOW!


  8. lanceleuven September 18, 2012 at 21:28 #

    Heh heh. And I wonder what Bill’s response to that would have been! 🙂


  9. benzeknees September 19, 2012 at 00:08 #

    Still funny years later. Malteser for you!


  10. judithatwood September 19, 2012 at 02:08 #

    This is excellent!


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