Re: "Get off the Itanic"
From: Bill Gunshannon (bill_at_cs.uofs.edu)
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 14:21:38 GMT
In article <u$TVhlhG5O0C@eisner.encompasserve.org>,
email@example.com (Bob Koehler) writes:
> In article <Xpa1f.799$R62.firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Bill Gunshannon) writes:
>> Do you really think there is any substantial
>> difference between a Chevy Cavalier and a Ford Taurus?
> I think there's a lot more difference between a Chevy Cavalier and a
> Ford Taurus than there is between a Chevy Cavalier and a Chevy
> Between GM, Ford, Daimler-Chrysler, Toyota, ... I've seen amaizingly
> large differences in how to solve the same problem.
If course there are, but I was trying to pick competing products. You
know, like Solaris, HPUX, Tru64 and yes, VMS.
You'll note my example didn't compare the Chevy to a Mercedes either.
I have never seen Mercedes include "crash survivability" in any of their
commercials. I have never seen a Hummer commercial that involved running
one into a wall, like Toyota does. Chevy, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda,
etc. all run similar commercials touting their product over their
competitors. They all can't be the #1 they claim. Is it FUD? Probably.
But that's marketing. Calling SUN's ads FUD is meaningless. What HP
needs to do is respond in kind. Have equivalent ads playing up their
strengths and SUN's weaknesses. Let me know when you see their response
published somehwere other than 16 layers deep on a webpage no one will
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