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    Windows vs. Studebaker...........

    For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computershave enhanced our lives, read on.

    At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared thecomputer industry with the auto industry and stated,

    "If Studebaker 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, Studebaker issued a press release stating:

    If Studebaker 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 reliable car that was powered by the sun, 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.

    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!

  • #2
    One nice thing about Studebakers..... they can't be hacked!
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers


    • #3
      I love this. Thanks for posting. (I'm a Linux user with 11 Studebakers)
      Claude Chmielewski
      Fillmore, Wisconsin
      47 M-16 Truck
      53 2R5
      60 Lark VIII Convertible
      60 5E7 Champ pickup
      62 GT Hawk 4 speed
      63 Lark
      63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
      64 Commander Wagonaire
      64 Daytona Convertible
      50 Champion Regal (parts car)
      36 Dictator
      36 Dictator in pieces


      • #4
        I'm thinking a bumper sticker for the back of my Studebaker: "The operation of this motor vehicle depends entirely on the attentive skills of it's driver."


        • #5
          I also enjoyed reading the above. But I'm a Mac user. Only the second computer I've had to buy in the last 8 years.
          My ad would read: One owner. High miles. Starts every time. Good mileage. Never crashed. Only bought a new one for lack of storage.


          • #6
            That is a top 10 list that I would love to forward to a whole lot of people but my computer has not yet taught me how to get there from here. THANKS.....BUD


            • #7
              "That is a top 10 list that I would love to forward to a whole lot of people but my computer has not yet taught me how to get there from here. THANKS.....BUD "

              Just left click and drag your cursor across the entire subject, so it's highlighted in blue. Then right click and click on "COPY". Then type your message and right click and click on "PASTE". If you send it to yourself, then you can forward it to a bunch of people at one time without having to do a lot of "pasting".