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      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 twenty-five
      dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon.”

      In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release stating
      (by Mr. Welch himself):

      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 on the road you would have to buy a new

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

      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, reliable, five
      times as fast, and twice as easy to drive, but it would only run on five
      percent of the roads.

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

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

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

      9. Occasionally for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and
      refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lift the door handle, turn the
      key, and grab hold of the radio antenna.

      10. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand
      McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need them
      nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the
      car’s performance to diminish by 50% or more. Moreover, GM would become a
      target for investigation by the Justice Department.

      11. Everytime GM introduced a new model car buyers would have to learn how to
      drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same
      manner as in the old car.

      12. You’d press the “start” button to shut off the engine.

      Have a good day!

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