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Hans Maurer - Mon Mar 16 10:45:54 1998


just for fun :)


Hans Maurer                                                hans@red.roses.de

     "Ich versuche dadurch, meiner Weiblichkeit näherzukommen" - "Dann
	 gehen Sie doch los und halbieren Sie einfach Ihr Gehalt!"
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 mi/gal."

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

 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 stop
    and 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

 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.

 10. If you were involved in a crash, you would have no idea what