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Re: Windows vs. UNIX (you are so ready for B*LLSH*T marketing, *!NOT!*)

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 18:22:18 -0700
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I chuckle every time I see that ad.

Does IBM think they can lease Int'l phone line capacity, have it all setup and working in 90 days?

It takes that long just to get DSL.


On Tuesday 01 May 2001 12:56, Eric D. Pierce wrote:
> Well, if I remember details correctly, the subtext of one of the ads
> is actually quite revealing.
> A young CEO/CIO announces, at a company party on the deck of a large
> luxury yacht, that the company is doing well, actually made a profit
> (what a concept!), and had attracted $20 million in additional
> investments.
> Someone asks how a whole bunch of their multinational IT
> infrastucture is going to be completely integrated in the 90 days
> required by the investors, and (after the blank stares from the
> un-tech-savy company faithful) the answer (at the conclusion of the
> ad) is something along the lines of "you are *soooooooo* ready for
> IBM".
> The unstated subtext is that presumably it will cost most/all of the
> $20 million of investment to get the IBM solution?
> regards,
> ep
> On 1 May 2001, at 6:36, Lord David wrote:
> Date sent: Tue, 01 May 2001 06:36:04 -0800
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> <>
> > Now IBM et al aren't going to spend huge amounts on these ads if they
> > didn't think it was worthwhile. So, what gets me is the implication that
> > company directors will buy IBM, not because they have hard evidence that
> > they are faster/better/cheaper for their business, but because they get a
> > warm safe feeling from ads like these. Doesn't fill me with much
> > confidence.
> ...

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