Microsoft v. General Motors

At a recent COMDEX, Bill Gates compared the computer industry to the automobile industry and stated: 'If GM kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would be driving $25 cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon.'

A slightly aggrieved General Motors immediately issued a press release stating: 'If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:


Taken from: Distributed Systems and Networks by William Buchanan, McGraw Hill, 2000.