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Subject: Re: Generating Serial Numbers
Date: 24 Oct 2002 11:16:20 -0600
Organization: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM USA
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"fred bartoli" writes:
> John Devereux a écrit dans le message :
> > "Geraldo Sazias" wrote:
> > >Maybe slightly OT but here goes:
> > >
> > >I was wondering where companies get their schemes to generate serial
> > >for their equipment. These are almost always coded to prevent competitors
> > >from finding out how many products one has produced.
> > >
> > >Are there standards for generatin serial numbers or do companies make
> > >up on an ad-hoc basis?
> > We started at 1 and counted upwards... You mean there's
> > another way???!!
> > --
> Yes. Try to figure the number of products you'll sell. Then start numbering
> from there down to zero.
> When you've reach zero, just stop the production.
> Nice, isn't it ?
HA!! :) Could you imagine if IBM had done this with their
original PC? I had heard that they originally estimated
something like 50 PCs would be the most they could ever
> > John Devereux
> > email@example.com
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