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From: "Spehro Pefhany"
Subject: Re: Examples Of Common MCU's In Consumer Electronics?
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Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 21:24:08 GMT
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In comp.arch.embedded The little lost angel wrote:
> The funniest part to me is how on earth did it get from production to
> worldwide distribution without anybody choking on it.
Hiroshi thought it sounded fine, Yuki as his subordinate agreed
wholeheartedly, and Kyoko didn't dare say anything so she agreed, and old
Mr. Suntory said it was excellent.. did you ever see the movie Tampopo
where the Japanese businessmen are ordering in a French restaurant...
>>far better than they actually are. They also use English to decorate their
>>products with little thought to the actual meaning, since few people in
>>their target domestic market can understand it well enough to find it odd.
> Strangely enough, I find the reverse done in some places. People put
> Japanese words on product banners that are vaguely related. Similarly
> nobody knows enough Japanese to figure out if it didn't say what we're
> supposed to think it said. :)
Yes, I've heard of Japanese characters on a California car with one of
those insanely powerful stereos that said something like .. owner is
gullible and easily talked into expensive purchases..
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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