Microsoft vs. GM

At a recent computer expo, 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 get 1000 miles to the gallon."

Recently General Motors addressed this comment by responding, "Yes, but
would you want your car to crash twice a day?"

And . . .

1.  Every time they repainted the lines on the road you would have to
    buy a new car.
2.  Occasionally, your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and
    you would just accept this, restart, and drive on.
3.  Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to fail, and
    you would have to re-install the engine. For some strange reason, you 
    would accept this too.
4.  You could only have one person in the car at a time, unless you
    bought "Car95" or "CarNT." But then you would have to buy more seats.
5.  Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, 
    five times as fast, twice as easy to drive, but would only run on
    five percent of the roads.
6.  The Macintosh car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to
    their cars, which would make their cars run much slower.
7.  The oil, gas and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a
    single "general car default" warning light.
8.  New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.
9.  The airbag system would say "are you sure?" before going off.

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