Something that made me laugh today and I though was worth sharing…Russell sent it to me via email this morning:

  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    
  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 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.

*edited to say* – sorry about the weird formatting – it looked like that when I copied and pasted….


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