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Θέμα: Computer advertising...



(nil): Andrew Floros (floros(@)wcl.ee.upatras.gr)
Ημερομηνία: Παρ 11 Απρ 1997 - 06:28:29 EEST

This was posted to a Sun-local newsgroup. Apparently it originated at HP.

 When It Says: |It Really Means:

Available Now! |We overstocked / We can't sell any.
                                         |(Alternative: We have a really hot
                                         |item at an outrageous price)

State-of-the-Art Design |We can't get the chips yet but we hope to
                                        |before manufacturing starts.

Proven reliability |Antiquated technology and obsolete parts.

Compatible with most |Favor us with a big enough order and we'll
systems |start designing an interface

Tremendous |The unbundled "bare-bones" system with
expandability |the low advertised price is virtually
                                        |useless.

User-friendly |Slow, eats memory for lunch, and probably
                                        |won't meet your specific needs (but
for a fat
                                        |consulting fee, we'll be happy to
customize
                                        |it for you).

Advanced features |We couldn't get rid of the quirks/bugs in the
                                        |system, so we're pretending we
planned them
                                        |all along.

Competitively priced |Costs less than IBM's.

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           Andrew Ch. Floros
  Electrical & Computer Engineer
     Wired Communications Lab.
                 Audio Team
      University of Patras, Hellas
E-mail: floros(@)wcl.ee.upatras.gr
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