Friday, February 14, 2014

Love-Hate Relationship with your Computer

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 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):

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.

     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!

     Please share this  with your friends who have a love-hate relationship with their computer!


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