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Re: Re GM & GATES (humor- No Audi content)
In message <37338F59.AF4EC4AE@worldnet.att.net> Igor Kessel writes:
> > At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
> > computer industry to the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with
> > technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving
> > twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon."
> Now wait a minute!
> This past Monday I have started a new job as a Systems Engineer with
> GMAC/EDS - it's all gonna change in the nearest future. :-)
I doubt it. I don't know about the attribution to billg, but the quote
was first used around a quarter of a century ago in an advert (I've
long since forgotten for whom) than appeared in Datamation.
Remember when that used to be a great magazine?
Anyway - I think the original said: "If the automobile industry had
achieved what the computer industry has managed, a Rolls Royce would
cost $25 and get 10,000 miles to a gallon."
It sounds to me as if the industry under billg has gone backwards, not
forwards. But this is no surprise: the computers I used in the early
1970s were fully automated - but this one needs a trained monkey sitting
in front of it to click something every four seconds.
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