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Old 10-18-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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Subject: Fw: Windows vs. Ford - You will love this!!!
> 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* 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 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.
> 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!!!!
> Please share* this with your friends who love - but sometimes* hate - their
>* computer!

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Old 10-18-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Good one.

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Old 10-18-2011, 06:41 PM   #3
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I've seen this one several time but it always gets a laugh out of me.
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