Horned Salesmen


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FYI: Long post

I really detest the sales practice I’m going to call ‘hidden bundling’. I’m not sure what the actual term is, but it’s certain not upselling. When you upsell, you add-on *additional* items that the customer may not have thought about, but make the overall sale more profitable. It might be an appetizer or dessert at a restaurant, or it may be additional memory for your computer, or a carrying case for the nice new spiffy MP3 player you bought. In all these cases, you get what you wanted, and then the salesman gets you to buy something extra.

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Arr


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RIP Robert Jordan

From Slashdot:

“James Oliver Rigney Jr, author of the long-running fantasy series The Wheel of Time and better known to millions of fans by the pen name Robert Jordan, died on 16 Sept 2007 from cardiac amyloidosis. Jordan announced he had been diagnosed with the disease in March 2006 and vowed to beat the odds, but determination and gumption sometimes just aren’t enough in the face of a disease with a median survival time of just over two years. Jordan was in the process of writing the twelfth and final book in the Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light, but the book was not slated for release until 2009 and is still incomplete. While there is hope that the book will still be finished from Jordan’s notes, this is devastating news to all of us who have been reading the series since 1990.”

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Prep Homework


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With next weeks’ Talk Like a Pirate Day coming up, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind folks that they need to start practicing. If you are unsure how exactly to talk like a pirate, you might find this instructional video helpful:

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Smooth as a baby’s


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I want to thank Monkeyfilter for providing me with this link to have an enjoyable start to my friday.

 

Fight for Kisses

 

I’m guessing this is a kickoff ad for a larger campaign.. I don’t actually watch commercials on TV anymore if I can help it (thank you DVR), but I wouldn’t be against watching them ON PURPOSE on a website if the ad campaign was good enough.. How strange is that?

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All Normal People Love Meat. – H. Simpson


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Steve ([info]thomas_delbroc), this is for you — and anyone else with a strong enough stomach. Maybe it’s cultural, maybe it’s me. I want to stay as far away from this list as possible.

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IM, HRM


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Does anyone still use IM any more? Every once in a while I turn on Trillian to load up my *four* IM accounts.. I mean, you have to have one on every major service just to communicate with everyone else on a different service right?

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