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  1. #1
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    Mar 2006
    Manchester UK

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    Gates v Ford

    At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,
    "If Ford 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, Ford issued a press release stating:
    "If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics"
    1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash........ twice a week.
    2. Every time they repainted the lines on 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.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2007
    Sedona. Arizona

    Default Re: Gates v Ford

    Hey Roy!

    Interesting stuff... gates was clever but Ford was more so. Kinda cool that they had the moxie to go public with such a funny response. 'Nuff truth to it that there'll be no libel suit lol....

    If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girl friends. And they tolerated it and let us go ahead and play with our toys. Orson Wells

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    Default Re: Gates v Ford

    That start button for on/off neat stuff, hehe
    Best regards,

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