AW: [texhax] Hello - I have a problem

Philip TAYLOR 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") ...

** Phil.

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