Re: Gates on CSPAN

Robert S. Thau (
Thu, 1 May 1997 17:35:04 -0400 (EDT) writes:
> Someone named Robert S. Thau at 11:06 AM -0700 on 5/1/97, wrote the
> following :
> * None of this is in any way unique to Microsoft, of course. The ads
> * for Archer-Daniels Midland and General Electric on the Sunday morning
> * follies (Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week) are a fascinating
> * study...
> ADM the winners of the largest anti-trust fine in the history of this country?

Yep. "That's why they call ADM, 'supermaket to the world'".

Who, you might ask, are "they"? Well, ADM's own flacks, of course.
But, it has to occur to you to ask the question. Even then, you might
wonder whether you really are so far out of it that you don't just
*know* who "they" are (it's plausible; a lot of ADM's network ads are
aimed at a total audience of a few thousand pols and bureaucrats),
before figuring out that it's a gimmick.

GE's even better. (Which product lines are *not* shown in those
"around the world in 60 seconds with GE products" ads? Why?)