An Afternoon Laugh

Already Tuesday afternoon, and I have not made (or found) time for blogging…or, at least, posting! I do manage to read:) because I really do enjoy blogging….it is my computer that I have a love/hate relationship with….and with that thought in mind, here is just a quick something to make you laugh – at least, it did me!

The story goes that during a computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and said, “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.” In response to these 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:

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 not 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 replace 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 would press the Start button to turn the engine off:)

9 thoughts on “An Afternoon Laugh

  1. Hi Jenn,
    That is funny, so glad they don't make cars!! I have enough problems with my computer. lol

    That oil candle I have I bought some years back at Sam's or costco around Christmas time, they came 2 to a box, but have never seen them since.
    Not much help I would say!! lol
    However, they are really neat.

    Thanks for stopping by as always.
    so what is your subject for this Friday??? Maybe it is something I
    can post about tomorrow. If you know already, let me know.
    Have a great Tuesday,
    Blessings, Nellie

  2. This is laugh out loud funny!!:) I have to email your blog link to my computer kids- two of our sons have degrees/work in the computer field- also hubby. They will get a kick out of this.

    Not so funny that I am using hubby's computer right now- mine has a bad bug and we'll have to strip it down and reload everything- yuck!

    Anyway- thanks for the giggles!


  3. Hmm, I wonder if GM did a trial period with Microsoft back in the eighties? That would explain why the problems GM claimed would happen if Microsoft designed for them and the brand-new-lemon of a GM car that my brother got a hold of back then!

    I've got to share this with him for sure!

    Hope you had a good Tuesday 🙂

  4. HAHAH Oh Jenn this was hysterical. I have copied and pasted it and sent it to my hubby and sons as I know they too will get a kick out of it. Hope you has a good day…Love to you. Debbie

  5. LOL, thanks for the laugh!!! My friends son is doing better. He is in some sort of rehab and they are not sure if there is any permanent damage to his brain. Thanks for the prayers 🙂

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