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Re: No more Asus Eee PCs

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____/ Peter Köhlmann on Friday 14 November 2008 23:49 : \____

> Terry Porter wrote:
>> On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:59:59 -0500, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>>> Stopped in at Target today, and checked out the Asus display.  The two
>>> display models were there, but no boxes.
>>> Looks like somebody wants 'em.
>>> I'm assuming they weren't stolen <grin>.
>>> Say, a poem about amicus in the sig!
>> Amicus argues well, and is very polite,
> *Seemingly* polite. In reality, he is extremely dishonest in his arguing,
> and being dishonest is about the worst thing you can actually do when
> arguing. It is tantamount to being very impolite
> Bill Weisgerber is even worse than Erik Funkenbusch

Even Microsoft Munchkins have standards to follow..

As Microsoft puts it < http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/Comes-3096.pdf >
(Slide on PDF page 125):

"Channel of Information"
"On-line Forums"

[1] "Monitor the relevant Usenet groups at all times"
[2] "Write well"
[3] "Be exceedingly formal and polite"
[3a] "- It is very easy to give offense"
[3b] "- Always assume that you are wrong; ask others to explain
it to you"
[3c] "- Developers are impressed by clear, precise, polite
[4] "Don't sound like a prig"

So they can be arrogant liars, yet only /SEEM/ polite.

Also see:

Slide on PDF page 45:

"/Mopping up/.  During the mopping-up phase, ensure that the
enemy technology is routed.  Use the press, the Internet, etc. to
heighten the impression that the enemy is desperate, demoralized,
defeated, deceased."

Text page on PDF page 55:

"/11: Mopping up/"

"Mopping Up can be a lot of fun.  In the Mopping Up phase,
Evangelism's goal is to put the final nail into the competing
technology's coffin, and bury it in the burning depths of the
earth.  Ideally, use of the competing technology becomes
associated with mental deficiency, as in, "he believes in Santa
Claus, the Easter Bunny, and OS/2."  Just keep rubbing it in, via
the press, analysts, newsgroups, whatever.  make the complete
failure of the competition's technology part of the mythology of
the computer industry.  We want to place selection pressure on
the companies and individuals that show a genetic weakness for
competitor's technologies, to make the industry increasingly
resistant to such unhealthy strains, over time."

Slide on PDF page 43:

"All is not Fair"

"o We are under close scrutiny"
"  - Any unethical acts WILL BE uncovered"
"o Besides - we're the good guys!"
"o Simple rule to live by: _Never Lie_"
"  - Tell the truth, and nothing but the truth"
"  - Be selective in which truths you emphasize"
"  - Let the competition fill in the gaps"

- -- 
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