429 posts • joined 30 Aug 2006
Yeah I was one of those sad sacks who thought MS/Nokia had a good product that just needed a little more work/enthusiasm. Sadly it went the way of my other favourite phone (Palm Pre) and withered on the vine.I have a history of backing interesting losers (Siemans SL45 anyone ?) :)
Reminds me of a meeting when I worked for OR. A particularly obnoxious/self important senior manager warned that genuine NTE's (telephone front plates) were being sold on Ebay at a price that was lower than what OR was paying for them. Obvious accusation was engineers selling 'surplus stock' . Much laughter when some wag at the back suggested they buy them from Ebay as they were clearly the cheapest supplier.
>Basically, they think they are protecting us from ourselves, as usual.
Nope. that should read 'the Lawyers are trying to protect them from frivolous lawsuits'
Maccy D and 'hot coffee' spring to mind. No matter how sensible a company is, there is always someone who will file a claim. 'I got food poisoning and nearly died because there was horseshit outside my Macky Dees'.The B Ark isn't just for telephone sanitisers..........
No one here is a BoJo fan ?
Well , snowflakes, live with it because our 'democracy' says that the 160k or so Blue Rinsers will choose our next PM.
As long as he doesn't like homosexuals/blacks/europeans and endorses the Torygraph/Dail Fail/Tory Excess current readership then he is home and dry for being our next leader.
Maybe the Russian and Chinese systems have some merit, at least they dont pretend you have a choice or that your vote matters.
Cynical moi ?
No just been around too long to have any faith in our political classes
There's a certain company that had a massive cash stockpile and market share, and had users locked into their ecosystem that managed to coin the middle management phrase 'nobody got fired for buying IBM'
Seen how well that company that was innovative and invested heavily in research is doing today ?
By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising...kill yourself. Thank you. Just planting seeds, planting seeds is all I'm doing. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalisation for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show. Seriously, I know the marketing people: 'There's gonna be a joke comin' up.' There's no fuckin' joke. Suck a tail pipe, hang yourself...borrow a pistol from an NRA buddy, do something...rid the world of your evil fuckin' presence.
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