Monday, 31 August 2009

Happy Monday

I have decided that those folk who are still obliged to work for their living deserve something to cheer them up on a Monday morning. So here is the first of a series of 'Happy Mondays'.

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 (General Motors) 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, General Motors issued a press release stating:

If GM 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 re-open 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. You'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off.

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.

(and I just love this one -)

10. The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying.

P.S. I haven't been able to trace the cartoonist so I haven't been able to ask permission to use it. If anyone knows I shall be more than happy to seek his or her permission.


  1. Oh, this is too true to be funny.

  2. LOL - oh my gosh! That is FUNNY. Sadly, I took Louis to the airport already, but I read it aloud to the dogs who agree, paws down, this is one of the funniest posts because it is SO TRUE.

  3. Fair comment from GM...

    Love this post, I shall pass it on if I may.

    Love Granny

  4. Didn't read it until in the evening but it gave me a good laugh...


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