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Bill Gates vs. Ford Motors

Written By: Eddie Snipes - Feb• 04•11

At  a recent computer expo, 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:
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
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’ and be instructed how to fix your car  yourself!!!!

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  1. Tammara Gatlin says:

    Wow Ford! Who pissed in your Cheerios this morning? I have a hard time believing that there was a meeting of Ford CEOs in which everyone agreed releasing this statement was a “Good Idea”. Wish I could have been a fly on THAT wall!

  2. Steve says:

    That’s because it’s not true …………

    It’s been doing the rounds since the last century.

    I heard it years ago but seems it just keeps doing the rounds thanks to people keeping re-circulating it


  3. Harry says:

    It doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not – it’s funny!

  4. Ron says:

    Why do we promote this kind of stuff as true? It doesn’t make our movement look very intelligent. So if you put it up, say it is a joke and not true. I got too many emails form people all upset because they though it was true.
    Even if Bill Gates had ever said anything like this, Ford would NEVER respond to it, let alone respond this way. Ford has a lot more professional integrity than that.

    • Eddie Snipes says:

      Movement? What does this have to do with a movement of any kind? This is clearly humor. I would think that there is no way to take this seriously. I thought it was funny, so I posted it.

      If someone is so gullible that every time they hear a joke they believe it is true, then the problem isn’t with the joke-teller. We can’t ban humor because people can’t tell the difference between jokes and news articles.

      BTW, look at the tags and category. Humor, funny, etc. That should be a dead giveaway.

  5. LOL this is funny, no.3 made me laugh non stop hahahahaha

  6. kevin says:

    This is hilarious! Stop being so serious and see this for the awesome humor that it is! Nice to know that CEO’S and upper management have such a sharp sense of humor. Take that Bill Gates LOL!!

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