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Bill Gates / Henry Ford... (joke)

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Steve    2

Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If the auto industry had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon".

In response to Bill's comments, Henry Ford replied If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

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 over 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 asingle "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7.The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally 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.

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Bling3k12    1

Not this one again...

Sorry bud, but it's been posted a thousand times... :p

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ThunderThor    0
10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

HaHa :laugh:

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Steve    2
Not this one again...

Sory bud, but it's been posted a thousand times... :p

My bad, i haven't checked the "Global online log of jokes" ... :rolleyes:

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Redmondian    0
Not this one again...

Sorry bud, but it's been posted a thousand times... :p

:sleep: was funny. Still good. But not great! :)

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Hypoxiaicon    0
7.The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying

only one i found funny really

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dewy    0

same as hypoxiaicon

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altezza    0

I've seen this joke many times, but still good :)

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NeoMasamune    0

still funny :D

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mopper    0

isnt henry ford dead? :shifty:

otherwise its aiight

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Chris Allen    0

First off, Gates didn't compare it to Ford, he compared it to GM. Second, it was the president of GM that made the rebutle. Third, this is so old even n00bs are telling you it's old.

Where is memNoc and his "This was posted before you were born" image that he used on me the other day...;)

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WigglesTheFish    6

pretty funny even though i have seen it a bunch :)

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KTamas    0

Funny, but very old...i saw it 5 yrs ago...

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xpablo    133

This is sooooo old.

They had a poster of this @ my college

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Steve    2

Why does everyone get so hung up on the 'i've seen it before' .. 'even n00bs...' ? ... Does no-one think thats kind of pathetic ... after all, who is sad enough to read each and every forum / thread to know what has and hasn't been posted.

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cesardrgn    0

I think this was posted before...

and man is still funny... :p

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