Microsoft & Ford – justification for us preferring Mac’s

A friend sent me this  – I haven’t verified  the origin of the quotes – but anyway it is very funny – in some strange way it is reminiscent of how cities are built ( i.e. not designed) – i.e. by trial and error with the mostly involuntary  cooperation of the users whether they like it or not- sometimes they slightly  revolt (e.g. Soviet Union, South Africa, North Africa) but then they forget and  on the whole like most  Windows users they merely grin and bear it!

Priceless Information!!!!

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  Ford 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  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 (and I just love this part):

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 manoeuvre  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


I love the next one!!!

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.

PS – I’d like to add that when  all else fails, you could call ‘customer

service’ in some foreign country and be  instructed in some foreign language

how to fix your car  yourself!!!!

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