Bill Gates wanted to look good and impress everyone with his success.
He decided to measure the accomplishments of Microsoft against General
The comparison went like this:
If automotive technology had kept pace with computer technology over
the past few decades, you would now be driving a V-32 instead of a
V-8, and it would have a top speed of 10,000 miles per hour. Or you
could have an economy car that weighs 30 pounds and gets a thousand
miles to a gallon of gas. In either case the sticker price of a new
car would be less than $50.
In response to all this goading, GM responds:
"Yes, but would you really want to drive a car that crashes twice a
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