This was posted to a Sun-local newsgroup. Apparently it originated at HP.
When It Says: |It Really Means:
Available Now! |We overstocked / We can't sell any. |(Alternative: We have a really hot |item at an outrageous price)
State-of-the-Art Design |We can't get the chips yet but we hope to |before manufacturing starts.
Proven reliability |Antiquated technology and obsolete parts.
Compatible with most systems |Favor us with a big enough order and we'll |start designing an interface
Tremendous expandability |The unbundled "bare-bones" system with |the low advertised price is virtually |useless.
User-friendly |Slow, eats memory for lunch, and probably |won't meet your specific needs (but for a fat |consulting fee, we'll be happy to customize |it for you).
Advanced features |We couldn't get rid of the quirks/bugs in the |system, so we're pretending we planned them |all along.
Competitively priced |Costs less than IBM's.