On Sat, 24 May 2003 11:40:13 +0200, fotoralf@gmx.de (Ralf R. Radermacher) wrote:


>Just noticed on "the auction site that must not be named" (tm) a

>projector lens called the...


>         Diarectar 62,5/650


>Doesn't exactly inspire confidence, does it? ;-)




OT, but I've been amused by GM car names, especially

those for the Chevrolet, as in Citation ("traffic ticket"),

Caprice ("joke"), Nova ("doesn't go", in Spanish), and

my favorite, the Impact (great name for a car!). Sometimes

I think there is internal sabotage going on at GM - or are

these just the most evident examples of corporate

stupidity, possibly indicative of deeper, more hidden

problems...? ;-)