Gates V's Ford - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-03, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
Australian XR6 Member
 
Dinga's XR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Penrith, NSW
Posts: 132
biggrin Gates V's Ford

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If the FORD MOTOR COMPANY 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, FORD MOTOR COMPANY issued a press release stating: If FORD MOTOR COMPANY 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 manoeuvre 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.
Dinga's XR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-03, 05:39 PM
You can do eeeit!
 
Dark_Horse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NOT looking for Colorado's
Age: 37
Posts: 1,511
ahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!

ROTFL

Stick it up 'em Ford:-)

A youth becomes a man when the marks he leaves on the world have nothing to do with tyres.

3FB - The Official Site for cruising, eating and talking shite click here.

Member of the FPV-Tickford Club of NSW

3FB Mesh Bandit #2: 2002 AUIII XR6 HP _Oo===oO_
Dark_Horse is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-03, 06:07 PM
pR()rN_*
 
carazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Adelaide,SA Australia
Age: 35
Posts: 1,966
it did really happen but Bill Gates actully made the comments about GM not Ford.
Nice name change thought!

Breathe! It's only the internet....
carazy is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-03, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
Australian XR6 Member
 
Dinga's XR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Penrith, NSW
Posts: 132
Quote:
Originally posted by carazy
it did really happen but Bill Gates actully made the comments about GM not Ford.
Nice name change thought!
Can never let the truth ruin a good story........
Dinga's XR is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-03, 12:08 AM
I am The Brain
 
FordHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Melbourne, Ford of Aus land
Age: 32
Posts: 3,073
Gotta love that joke...if it was GM though, most of those things would happen....

Gotta love number 7.

Would you like to change your name to Homer Junior? People can call you Hoju.
FordHawk is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-03, 12:40 AM
Rail Rider
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Cowra, NSW
Posts: 1,248
oldie but a goldie.

Read that joke 4 years ago whne I first connected to the net.
AlbertM is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-03, 03:02 AM
3FB Food Press
 
Vinno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 54
Posts: 305
A classic.
Vinno is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford family celebrates 100 years of cars Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-03 06:46 AM
FORD TOUGH: The pressure's on for Bill Ford Jr. to finish first Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-03 05:52 AM
'Henry had the dream' Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-28-03 06:58 AM
A CENTURY OF VISION: Fords built city, changed the world Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-12-03 08:17 AM
Ford Product-Led Transformation: 2003 RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 07-22-02 07:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome