[LMB] not quite a haut bubble OT:

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 06:35:53 BST 2021


Bic made lighters and I do believe it was used in advertising in the 70's.
It was the first disposable lighter on the market.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 12:17 AM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sep 7, 2021, at 5:53 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Kleenex.  Jello.  Xerox.  (That one's pretty obsolete.)
>
> My husband Kurt and and I met while working at Xerox in Pasadena, in two
> different computer/software divisions, in the mid-‘80s.
>
> Coincidentally, my sister worked in inbound marketing for office supplies
> for Xerox in the late ‘80s. I managed to make up a months-long silence
> while making an order for supplies, calling her directly from my temp job.
> She did figure it was me after a few minutes.
>
> None of us worked nights in reproduction.
>
> Then he worked for Ricoh, another photo-optics firm which makes
> copier-printers—but in software R&D. His Japanese nickname was Kato(-san),
> short a as in cat, rather than long a as in Kato, sidekick to the Green
> Hornet. He tactfully did not tell them the last association.
>
> Xerox is not obsolete for us, even in its continuing corporate
> obsolescence.
>
> A. Marina Fournier
> saffronrose at me.com
> Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être née
> Valley of Heart’s Delight. CA
> Sent from iFionnghuala
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