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    Sunday, September 16, 2007
    What I learned in Church
    Today we went to church. It was actually a really great experience. The church, Bethany Community Church, is a bit bigger than what I'm used to (not nearly as big as Broadway in Vancouver though) and has 3 services, but after being at a smaller church last year I found that being in a bigger crowd actually felt a little more comfortable. For people like Craig and I, we seem to work better in extremely small groups (like one on one or no more than, say, 6?) or larger groups where you don't feel like "the new people". So this church was a good size for that. But, it's not impersonal in the least..there are so many different types of small groups and classes and all sorts of things. It has a little coffee shop in it, and takes mission trips, etc. So yeah, I think we'll keep going.

    But anyway, you know how pastors sometimes do a little comedy routine type thing in the beginning of the sermon? Well, the one today was really funny and I thought I'd share. Not sure if it's true, but it sure is funny...

    At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), 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 this press release...

    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 anew 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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