• Subject: RE: ROCHESTER PUSHES BACK 2000 ANNOUNCE DATE (and FUD)
  • From: Joel Fritz <JFritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 09:31:27 -0800

I think IBM invented the process described below.  M$ just embraced it and
extended it. <g>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Mangham [mailto:randym69@pacbell.net]
> Sent: Saturday, October 30, 1999 10:13 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: ROCHESTER PUSHES BACK 2000 ANNOUNCE DATE
> 

/*      BIG snip                                             */

> 
> Well, maybe IBM should follow the Microsoft rule. Hype 
> the hell out of the
> product long before it's going to be available. Make 
> everybody WANT to buy the product
> they can't get hold of. It sure seems to work for Redmond. Of 
> course, I've said before
> that the single biggest marketing coup IBM could make against 
> Microsoft would be to BUY
> Waggoner-Edstrom (Microsoft's PR firm <g>).
> 
> Randy Mangham
> Pacific Crest Consulting
> San Diego, CA
> 
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