Columbus, OH - Systems Analyst II, Mike Devers had an enlightening
yet embarrassing epiphany yesterday when he finally noticed that
the logo on his Handspring Visor was representative of a upside down
person doing a handspring.
came out of the toilet all smiles, which is usually a signal that
we are going to get a complete inventory of what he had for dinner
last night," explained Systems Analyst I, John Atkins. "But instead
he says, 'Hey guys, did you ever notice this is a person doing a
handspring?' like he was in there studying it or something."
"I wasn't studying it, I had never really looked at it before. A
couple of lines and a dot, that's all I ever saw. Besides, it really
looks more like a cartwheel or possibly a walkover," said Devers
in self-defense. "I shouldn't have said anything. This might be worse
than last time," Devers said, referring to the time in 1999 when
he admitted not understanding the M&M candy advertising campaign
stating the candy was the "official candy of the new millennium".
"I don't know why I didn't get it but come on, who the hell thinks
in Roman numerals, just movie geeks as far as I know, so they figure
out the copyright date at the end of a flick." Devers says he didn't
think he was ever going to hear the end of that one. "The guys started
recording IP addresses in Roman numerals in the call tracking software.
"If it had been a binary joke, I'd have gotten it," added Devers,
trying to make himself feel better.
Handspring executives had no comment on the issue.
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