Fun with words - Spin control at its finest
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 94 18:32:12 PST
Subject: Fun with words - Spin control at its finest
Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: ramon@MITL.Research.Panasonic.COM (Ramon Caceres)
A story in today's Wall Street Journal begins with
Micrografx Inc., saying new versions of some of its software
became too powerful too fast, warned that it will post a loss
for the current quarter.
At first it sounded like the plot of a really bad science fiction movie,
but it turned out to be a brilliant example of marketing mumbo-jumbo.
The article later explained that "The upgraded versions are very
advanced, but require too much computing power for many existing
personal computers" and that one program "just won't run on most of our
© 1994 Peter Langston