Microsoft Cars

Some recent computer hiccups reminded me of the old " how a car would run if it was built by Microsoft."

My favourite 2 pieces from that:

"4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre 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.

10. 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."

Putting aside any jokes available from the real existence of Windows Automotive initiatives, I thought the list might be updated for today. A few things I would add:

  1. When changing gears, your car would ask you if you wanted to cancel or allow the shift.
  2. Every time you had a new rider who had never been in the car, the car wouldn't let them in until you had pushed a button on the dashboard to open the door for them. For some reason you'd have to press the button twice.
  3. Sometimes when you got into your car, you'd find that everything was missing: no stereo, no dashboard, no seats. If you left it overnight, sometimes parts would reappear the next day.
  4. From time to time, the radio would turn on randomly and play an ad and then turn itself off.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 12:00 AM

tagged: cars, computerstability, sillyness