For every 1 dollar MS makes the rest of the world makes 18...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by MicroFox, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. MicroFox

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    That regardless of the fact that he runs the company, he is still a
    fanboi at heart:





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    Nina DiBoy, Dec 12, 2006
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  2. MicroFox

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    LOL, that's an easy one:

    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:

    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.




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    Nina DiBoy, Dec 12, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Gee that was almost funny 10 years ago when we all saw it for the first
    time.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Dec 12, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Who is "we all"?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Dec 13, 2006
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    Nina DiBoy Guest


    And it's still hilarious because it's true!


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    Nina DiBoy, Dec 13, 2006
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    irrespective Guest

    "For every 1 dollar MS makes the rest of the world makes 18..."

    Funny that.

    Where does this money come from?

    The qoute would make more sense if it read "For every $1 of revenue
    generated for Microsoft, the consumer spends $18"

    Seems like a more lucid statement to me. Microsoft doesn't "make" money -
    the governments of the world "make" money, and they create it because of the
    efforts of the populace to purchase things.

    And while it's true that that one dollar of earned revenue for Microsoft
    creates eighteen dollars of earned revenue for other companies, that isn't
    the point. Without consumption there is no revenue.

    So what this actually says is that Microsoft is in fact an exceptionally
    inefficient company based on consumer costs. Either Microsoft needs to
    reformat their company so that they can retrieve more of that revenue
    generate outside their walls, or they need to create products which create
    fewer adjuntive costs to the consumer.

    As Michael Crichton has become fond of pointing out "Nobody considers the
    costs."
     
    irrespective, Dec 13, 2006
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  7. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Dec 13, 2006
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  8. MicroFox

    Mike Guest

    Only if you are still running Windows 3.11.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Dec 13, 2006
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  9. MicroFox

    Mike Guest

    Everyone who was old enough to read 10 years ago.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Dec 13, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    And all these people elected YOU to speak for them?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Dec 13, 2006
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    Mike Guest


    Yes.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Dec 13, 2006
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    Nina DiBoy Guest

    LOL! And people think that Chad is self-important...


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    Nina DiBoy, Dec 14, 2006
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    Nina DiBoy Guest

    *BWAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAA!*

    E-HEM
    I didn't.


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    Nina DiBoy, Dec 14, 2006
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    Lang Murphy Guest

    Doubt very much that came from GM.

    Lang

     
    Lang Murphy, Feb 7, 2007
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    Nina DiBoy Guest

    In the beginning there was the command line...

    http://artlung.com/smorgasborg/C_R_Y_P_T_O_N_O_M_I_C_O_N.shtml

    " The analogy between cars and operating systems is not half bad, and so
    let me run with it for a moment, as a way of giving an executive summary
    of our situation today.

    Imagine a crossroads where four competing auto dealerships are situated.
    One of them (Microsoft) is much, much bigger than the others. It started
    out years ago selling three-speed bicycles (MS-DOS); these were not
    perfect, but they worked, and when they broke you could easily fix them...

    ....Eventually the big dealership (MS) came out with a full-fledged car:
    a colossal station wagon (Windows 95). It had all the aesthetic appeal
    of a Soviet worker housing block, it leaked oil and blew gaskets, and it
    was an enormous success. A little later, they also came out with a
    hulking off-road vehicle intended for industrial users (Windows NT)
    which was no more beautiful than the station wagon, and only a little
    more reliable.

    Since then there has been a lot of noise and shouting, but little has
    changed. The smaller dealership (Mac) continues to sell sleek
    Euro-styled sedans and to spend a lot of money on advertising campaigns.
    They have had GOING OUT OF BUSINESS! signs taped up in their windows for
    so long that they have gotten all yellow and curly. The big one keeps
    making bigger and bigger station wagons and ORVs.

    On the other side of the road are two competitors that have come along
    more recently.

    One of them (Be, Inc.) is selling fully operational Batmobiles (the
    BeOS). They are more beautiful and stylish even than the Euro-sedans,
    better designed, more technologically advanced, and at least as reliable
    as anything else on the market--and yet cheaper than the others.

    With one exception, that is: Linux, which is right next door, and which
    is not a business at all. It's a bunch of RVs, yurts, tepees, and
    geodesic domes set up in a field and organized by consensus. The people
    who live there are making tanks. These are not old-fashioned, cast-iron
    Soviet tanks; these are more like the M1 tanks of the U.S. Army, made of
    space-age materials and jammed with sophisticated technology from one
    end to the other. But they are better than Army tanks. They've been
    modified in such a way that they never, ever break down, are light and
    maneuverable enough to use on ordinary streets, and use no more fuel
    than a subcompact car. These tanks are being cranked out, on the spot,
    at a terrific pace, and a vast number of them are lined up along the
    edge of the road with keys in the ignition. Anyone who wants can simply
    climb into one and drive it away for free."

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    Nina DiBoy, Feb 7, 2007
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