This has probably already been shared Many times but it seems So True that I'm posting this gift from my sister.
If anyone out there is a blind or deaf-blind computer user, we could make our own list of glitches, comparing "accessible"? technology to driverless cars.
I'm sure this story is only half true, but what follows is pretty funny!
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 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
In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press
If Ford 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 re-install the
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
I love the next one!
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
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
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" in some foreign country
and be instructed in some foreign language
how to fix your car yourself!
Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes
hate - their computer!