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2/9/2011 07:35 PM EST

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chrisnfolsom
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chrisnfolsom   12/19/2011 3:53:16 PM
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This reminds me of military equipment and the one button that turned on all the lights. After explaining to Captains, Generals and Congressman what your equipment actually did the biggest response always came from pressing the "Panel Check" button and all the lights turned on - that is what was impressive to most guests....form over function - very few questions, understanding or interest - a bit depressing.

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Duane Benson   12/19/2011 4:32:07 PM
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Years ago I was responsible for all of the demo equipment in a tradeshow booth. Over night, we kept all of the computers and projectors in locked cabinets in the booth On one particular morning I discovered with horror that I did not have my key to unlock the cabinets and get all of the demos set up. I sent someone to go try and find a key as I paced back and forth. At about 15 minutes after the show opened, I grabbed a screwdriver and was just starting to pry open the cabinet doors, mangling them in the process, when our CEO walked. up. Thinking I was dead meat, I stood up and in the calmest voice I could muster, said "good morning." He smiled, said everything looked great and left. He didn't notice that none of the demo equipment was running.

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