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Re: Packet Loss

  • From: Paul Timmins
  • Date: Sat Dec 16 06:45:17 2000

In other words:
Actor: "With my IBM(TM) punched cards, I never had a problem with chads"
(screen fades to blue)
(IBM eBusiness Solutions logo fades in)
Announcer: "Get the punched cards that let you stay in your office, instead of leaving it to the next guy"
(end of commercial)
And of course, the video of the actor is in black and white....
PS: I think it would be vaguely funny for April 1st if IBM ran a few ads for really really old IBM stuff, like a really really old typewriter, or a paper tape punch as an eBusiness storage solution or something like that. Taking old stuff and acting like it is top of the line, and using modern advertising and marketing technologies to do it.
"With the remarkable power of the PC/XT, I can get my work done much quicker", etc ;-)

At 11:20 AM 12/15/2000, you wrote:
On the other hand, I did tens of thousands of lines of code on IBM
punched cards and I never
once recall a bug caused by a chad, hanging or otherwise.

                                   Marshall Eubanks
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