Computers Vs FORD


MB Enthusiast
Jan 25, 2009
1066 Country
R129 SL600 V12
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and saying,

'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, Mr. 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 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.

when everything fails, you call 'customer
service' in some foreign country and be instructed in some
foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!!



Active Member
Dec 14, 2010
It's a car - just a car!
In case it's not absolutely clear, this is an old Internet joke being doing the rounds for some time. A good joke, but still a fabrication!! Ford could never be so clever!! But, of course, you knew that...
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MB Enthusiast
Mar 30, 2007
North Wilts
XC60 MY2014 SeLux Nav plus lot and lots of toys...
No 10 has come true.....:crazy:

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