Tabloid Briefs: Comprehending IT, Corrections

Tabloid Briefs: Comprehending IT, Corrections


Comprehending IT

Take One: An IT guy was walking across the park when another IT guy rode up to him on a shiny new bike. The first IT guy said, "Wow! Where did you get such a great bike?"

"Well," the second IT guy began, "I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."

The second IT guy nodded approvingly: "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit."

Take Two: An architect, an artist and an IT guy were discussing whether it was better to spend time with the wife or a mistress.

The architect said he enjoyed time with his wife, building a solid foundation for an enduring relationship.

The artist said he enjoyed time with his mistress, because of the passion and mystery he found there.

The IT guy said, "I like both."

"Both?" The other two asked, incredulously.

"Yeah", the IT guy replied, "If you have a wife and a mistress, they will each assume you are spending time with the other woman, and you can go to the office and get some work done."


Last week's issue (November 15) was a corker for unintentional gaffes, so, with our tail between our legs, it's time to set the record straight.

ARN's lead story on NetStar's new acquisition incorrectly named Convergent Communications as Convergent Telecommunications. The former is now the latest chapter in the NetStar success story.

Next, ARN's piece "Vendors squeeze mid-tier disties" incorrectly reported Sage International as a US vendor. It is actually UK-based. In addition, it should be noted the The Sage Group is pulling out of promoting product direct in Australia and Tetra Professional Services has been appointed to install and support Tetra CS/3, and changed its name to Inecom.

Moving along, on page 46 in the Retail Solutions section, BOBS CEO Peter Rayner mysteriously turned up as somebody else in the story's photograph.

Last, but not least, in the Scanners product feature, we incorrectly reported Agfa's distributors were Servex and TechExcel. Agfa's official distributors are actually Tech Pacific (02) 9381 6000 and Alloys International (03) 9415 8888.

ARN regrets any problems that may have arisen as a result of these errors.

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