Last night we watched a programme about the British men’s fashion designer Ozwald Boateng: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gmj5m/Ozwald_Boateng_Why_Style_Matters/

As a person I’m not keen on Boateng (based on his presentation in this programme he is too arrogant and self-important) and even in fashion I don’t think the cut of his design works for me. However, I can recognise his sense of style and see how it is quite dramatic in comparison to what came before. I think he has had a real positive impact on Saville Row and as a consequence the men’s clothing industry as a whole. Not the impact he thinks he has had, it was by no means a revolution, however he has been a nice kick to bring tailored suits back and to take us away from the Armani casual fit which isn’t very flattering.

 

Last week, I wanted some product info on some silicon, I go to the companies website, and there is nowt on there, just a form to fill out to request more info. So I send that off with a sarcastic remark about hating silicon companies who don't publish basic datasheets. Then that gets a "stuck in the queue" response via email from their server! Then today I get a one line response from someone there:
"But isn't [my company] also producing [technology I am interested in] silicon?" 

Is this customer service?! And it turns out that the initial response is from the company director of technical marketing! My god how has this man survived 20 years in marketing in Silicon Valley?!

I know I'm having a bad day, but really, did I deserve this?!

 Bob

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