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  2002-04-18 11:25:00 <Richard Currie>
Hey guys how about this one!!

> If Microsoft built the Supra
>
> At a recent computer expo, Bill Gates compared the computer industry
with
> the Japanese auto industry and stated "If the Japanese auto industry
had
> kept up with the technology like Microsoft had, we would all be
driving
> $25.00 cars that got 500 kms per litre."
> In response to Bill's comments, Toyota issued a press release
stating:
> "If Toyota 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 on the road, you would have
to
> buy a new car.
> 3. Occasionally your car would die on the highway 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, opening the glovebox whilst driving would cause
your
> car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have
to
> reinstall the engine.
> 5. Only one person at a time could use the car unless you bought
> "carnet," but then you would have to buy more seats.
> 6. A rival company 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. It would be called the "Apple"
> 7. A single "General Protection Fault" warning light would replace
all
> the oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights.
> 8. New seats would force everyone to have the same sized ass.
> 9. The airbag system would ask "are you sure?" before deploying.
> 10. 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 aerial.
> 11. You would be required to also purchase a complete set of
> accessories, even though you neither need nor want them. Attempting
to
> remove any of these would immediately cause the car's performance to
> diminish by 50%or more.
> 12. Every time a new model arrived, car buyers would have to learn
to
> drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in
the
> same manner as the old car.
> 13. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
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