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rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Sep 9 07:34:56 AEST 2009
David Boxall wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Sep 2009 at 13:21:05 +1000 Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> If you haven't seen last week's Catalyst, see if you can find it.
>> Amazing stuff using photon chips.
> What impressed me was to hear Aussies pronouncing router as 'rowter'.
> When I was studying (just this side of the Jurassic) it was 'rooter'.
Back in the Jurassic indeed ... in the early 90s there were still
"rooters" in Australia, which would confuse visiting American vendor
reps. When 3Com launched into the rooter/rowter space, its country
manager here (Nick Jackson, wonder what happened to him?) decided to
play with the pronunciation with a series of ads:
We Came. We Saw. We Routed.
The American's loved it, right up until the time they caught up with his
sense of humour and pulled the ads ...
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