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But there is _one_ commercial they're doing that I wish they'd change just
a tad:

You know the one where this cheese (cheesy?) company is getting ready to
go online.  Some guy pushes a button on the laptop and voila!  They're
online.  Then all of the website is hacked.  The IBM e-business tag is
shown after that.

Ever notice what kind of laptop that is?

Seems to me that if you're going to show a site being hacked, you're
equipment should be _nowhere_ around.

OH! It just hit me - Thinkpads run Windows...

Tom Hightower
Solutions, Inc

"Booth Martin" <>
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01/28/02 02:58 PM
Please respond to midrange-l

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        Subject:        Re: NBA advertisements: middleware?

My gosh guys, cut IBM some slack here, huh?  If your job is selling
then you have a nice new tool in your sales kit:  "Did you see those new
ads? Well, I am here to show you what they're talking about.  See this
Its the iServer and it can do what you want done.  Can we talk?"

No user really gives a damn about the name of the box, or the color of the
racing stripe,  Me? I'm glad for those ads.  What I liked most was it
about computiung and never once showed or said "Windows ..."

Booth Martin
802-454-8315 x235
-------Original Message-------

Date: Monday, January 28, 2002 03:46:27 PM
Subject: Re: NBA advertisements: middleware?

From: Don &lt;>
> that's OLD NEWS...
> On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Reeve Fritchman wrote:
> > No, not "middeware". IBM management has placed the iSeries in the
"nowhere" category.

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