For the ones who Love Computers

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  1. B_Think_Kink

    B_Think_Kink New Member

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    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 computer
     
  2. Over 7

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    That's why I drive a Mercedes and have a Mac. BTW, a Mac can run programs written for Windoz with 'CrossOver'.:smile:
     
  3. snoozan

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    Sadly, I went back to Windows after many years of using a Mac because I ws using their flagship machine with extra RAM and it still couldn't handle processing large amount of images. After the program Aperture lost a good 10% of my photos on import (which can cause a lot of angry clients), I got furious and moved back to Windows.

    On top of that, there are so many programs that don't offer the full feature set that the same program on Windows does. I don't know if it's still this way, but as of JUne '06,Yahoo! Messenger didn't do photo sharing on the Mac, which is absolute essential when I collaborate with my colleagues on a project.

    I'm hopig iTunes,iPods, and Inte processors get even more ubiquitous and spur a huge jump in Mac sales so there isn't such a disparity in development for Windows vs. Mac. I'd love to go back.
     
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    That all seems perfectly reasonable to me.
     
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    *shrugs* got it in an email... I defiantly couldn't come up with something that clever, so I have no clue what your implying...
     
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