<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dale:
<B> But for only 50 cents a day, less than the cost of a downpayment on a cup of coffee at Starbucks, you too can help feed a (power) hungry fungus bent on global domination. Do it for the children!
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Whoa, hold on there, Dale. I got bad news for you. Just got back from a conference call with Marketing, Legal and R&D. We're having a hell of a time with the whole "power-hungry fungus" thing. <P>Long story is: We're having problems balancing the marketability factors of the "product" vis a vis the current memetic load factor and "purchasing weights" of "John Q. Public." as specified at this particular point in the current and penultimate economic quarters. Also, none of us can agree on a common "paradigm" for total quality fungus management, and you know how vital that sort of thing is. Without a proper TQFM plan-of-action, and an agreement that all fungus-related actions are executed on a level of mutual "okay-ness", we might as well toss our money into the fire, you know?<P>Short story: The damn Fungus (c) people won't budge on the licensing fees! But don't worry, the good news is that R&D is working on it. They're going to create our own legally and wholely owned "fungus-like product"! The bad news is that the best they've come up with so far is some gunk they've scrapped off the secretary's leftover ham sandwhich (after we made her sign all the approrpriate "relenquishing of intellectual property rights" forms), that they recolored with food dye, and then branded with one of the copyrighted names we had lying around the Rejected Product Names hopper. Right now it's a tossup between "Fungzoricol (c)", "Alegrifung (tm)" and "Fungtastic-o! (R)"<P>We're thinking of either pitching it as a childrens toy or mining explosive. But in this day and age, that's practically the same thing anyhow, right? <P>I mean, it's not as good as giant mushrooms that walk around and attack people indiscriminantly (Damn Japanese got a major head start on us in Fungus-related applications and technologies) but once this thing is out of beta, it'll be great! Trust Me (c)<P>Btw, this message ought to push the thread into the "hot" zone. I'll just bill you all my nominal fees for this service now, and we'll discuss actual payment plans and interest later. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>-JS<P>------------------
"Greed is good" - Gordon Gekko<p>[This message has been edited by Jim Steele (edited 01-10-2002).]