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Subject: RE: UKNM: More webwashing
From: Jeff Marshall
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 09:53:02 +0100

Not Hull, but Hartlepool, which is why they are called "Monkeyhangers" to
this day.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sajid Mohammed [g23atrocketmail [dot] com (mailto:g23atrocketmail [dot] com)]
Sent: 19 May, 1999 17:09
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
Subject: Re: UKNM: More webwashing

Early adopter tales of woe from the past..? I've got a million of
'em...not necessarily applicable to Geoff's needs though.

How about the apocryphal tale of tea coming to North America? At
first, people boiled the leaves, threw away the water and served the
resultant mush with syrup. Yum!

*NIX types> In the 70's a hacker was in hospital and wanted to login.
The dumb terminal couldn't be brought into the hospital at first
because although regulations allowed TVs and typewriters, the
jobsworth security guards couldn't cope with the concept of a dumb
terminal. So a cunning hacker told the guard that it was...an electric
typewriter. "See, it plugs into a teevee and it has a keyboard." The
jobsworths could cope with this concept and the bed-ridden hacker got
to login. Huzzah!

And finally, the ship that ran aground at Hull in the 1700's (?) with
no crew save for a monkey. Blighty was at war with the French (as per
usual) and the good people of Hull had never seen a Frenchman and so
naturally assumed that the simian castaway was of Gallic extraction.
The poor blighter was promptly tried and hung. And to this day, I
believe denizens of Hull are taunted over this unfortunate incident.

So, Geoff's rivals are tealeafmunchingmonkeyhangingjobsworths. QED.

Sajid Mohammed

---Geoff Inns <geoff [dot] innsatguardian [dot] co [dot] uk> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sajid Mohammed <g23atrocketmail [dot] com>
> >Rick Sareen pointed out to me the other day that early TV ads were
> basically radio
> >ads i.e. men in suits behind desks exhorting housewives to buy Omo.
> Oh nuts. Been using that one for ages. Gonna have to find
*another* way to
> describe all our rivals...
> To buy what...?
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