Fun_People Archive
16 Sep
Cisco Systems To Have City Renamed

Date: Sat, 16 Sep 95 02:17:16 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Cisco Systems To Have City Renamed

Forwarded-by: (Dave Yost)


       San Jose, California, September 8, 1995 -- Cisco Systems, Inc.,
(NASDAQ:  CSCO), the leading global supplier of internetworking
solutions, today announced their agreement with San Francisco, CA to
rename the city.  Coming on the heals of the 3COM/Candlestick
agreement, the city has agreed to roll over again and accept
$5,000,000.00 over a period of 5 years to have the name shortened to
cisco, CA.
       According to a company spokesman, "When we saw how easily the city
of San Francisco had rolled over for the 3COM deal, we knew we had an
excellent opportunity.  The chance to reinforce cisco's presence
in the networking community and the world at large is something that we
just couldn't pass up.  For the price, it's quite a steal."
       3COM officials declined to comment on a report that they had tried
to block the deal due to their concern that 3COM Park (formerly
Candlestick Park) would now be located in cisco, CA.
       "With the number of national and international visitors, TV
coverage, and the 1999 Superbowl to be held in the newly renamed city,
cisco will continue to extend its reach into every facet of the
networking world" said the spokesman. "We are proud of the outstanding
accomplishments of our employees and partners in fiscal 1995 and we see
this as an excellent opportunity to reward them for their dedication."
        Cisco Systems, Inc. is the leading global supplier of enterprise
networks, including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers
and network management software.

And then there's...

   The Big "Apple" City, NY
   Sun Microsystems City, So. Africa
   Motor-ola City, Michigan (the city formerly known as Detroit)

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []