[linux-elitists] fwd: [SLL] Amusement opportunity?
Fri Apr 25 06:48:07 PDT 2003
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 08:38:45 -0700
From: Dan Wilder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>`The National Practices is forming a new team to focus on
>>competitive platforms specifically Unix and Linux. This team will
>>work with our customers across the regions and verticals to
>>maximize their investments in Microsoft infrastructure . . . '
> The copy writer's turn of phrase was unfortunate and probably
> unintended. "Maximize their return on investments" was perhaps
> what was meant. However there it is on the public record,
> and some might the think the slip to be a telling one.
Nor does it require Freud. Pekka Himanen's _Hacker Ethic_ might do;
add Susan Blackmore's _Meme Machine_ & the sum nears certainty.
Advice to writers: Beware big words, long sentences, & business jargon.
They'll betray you.
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