AW: [texhax] Hello - I have a problem
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Aug 19 19:06:38 CEST 2004
Randolph J. Herber wrote:
> It is still necessary to tell European companies that
> they need to remove the Europeanisms from their products
> if they expect them to sell at all well in the USA.
> I give you the example of the Siemens S46 GSM cell
> phone: it refuses to track incoming calls and insists
> that a postal code is 6 characters with a space and
> goes _before_ the city name; these are all wrong
> in the USA. The AT&T Wireless GSM system uses the
> Siemens S46 as one of the cellphones for that system;
> I have owned two of them before I insisted that AT&T
> offer me another type, perhaps from Motorola, because
> of these behaviors among other Europeanisms in the phones.
I'm amazed that even a Motorola was good enough for use in America;
surely Motorola still require the date to be entered in "A.D."
("Anno Domini") format rather than "A.B." ("After Bush") ...
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