Bill Gates wanted to impress everyone with his success. He decided to measure the accomplishments of Microsoft against those of General Motors. Boasting of the advances in computers and software, he said: 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. 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. The chairman of General Motors replied, "Yes, but would you really want to drive a car that crashes twice a day?"