At the recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If G.M. had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got one-thousand miles to the gallon." In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating, "If G.M. had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics: