Wednesday, January 31, 2007

In Honor of Microsoft's Vista

My Dad sent me this. (below) It makes a pretty good argument for switching to a Mac but I hate change. I only switched over to the "new blogger" the other day and I think they tricked me into it. Now I have problems with paragraphs--any one else experience that? I have to do my posts in Html to make it work right. I hate Html. Happy Wednesday. Enjoy!
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 GM 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, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM 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.

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. Please share this with your friends who love -- but sometimes hate -- their computers!

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At 12:38 PM, Blogger Red7Eric said...

Ha! That's just ... perfect.

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

LMAO! This was a great post! As a computer user and instructor, I agree 110%. I know I won't even "think" of upgrading to Vista for at least 6 months just so they'll have time to find all the problems.

At 9:14 PM, Blogger Spider said...

As a corporate trainer for clincial software programs that are all windows based... I try to answer questions like this all day long...

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Great post, but I think number 5 would be more accurate if it said, "...but only 10 percent of drivers would buy it."

Frankly, there's very little a PC can do that my Mac can't (and usually can do easier). But for some reason, 90 percent of the world's computers run Windows. By the way, I've read several articles on Vista that said if you want to take full advantage of it, chances are good you'll have to buy a new computer anyway. Why not buy a Mac? Mac OS X has had most of Vista's graphics and interface features for years.

At 4:59 AM, Blogger kevin said...

Im hopeless with computers. I can only just sort out blogger.

Wishing you a very good day today.

Kev in NZ

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Greg said...

dave is won't regret switching to a Mac, and you'll wonder why you waited so long. I enjoy your posts.


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