RE: What passes, and what doesn't

Subject: RE: What passes, and what doesn't
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, KevinMcLauchlan <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 12:30:22 -0700

Keith Hood wrote:

> No, I definitely would not, because to those readers of the correct
> generation, the phrase "peaceful coexistence" was seen as a coverup, a
> hypocritical way of referring to one side only pretending to be cooperative
> and actually subverting things underneath. That doesn't exactly produce the
> halo effect when applied to how devices are supposed to work together.

I'm of the correct generation -- and as anti-communist as anyone on this list. But I don't have quite as negative reaction as Keith and Peter.

OTOH, when I see the phrase, I'm reminded of the companion concept from the same era: Mutual Assured Destruction. I suspect that's not an idea you want popping into customers' heads regarding these devices. :-)

Connie's suggestion of "compatibility" is a much better idea, IMO.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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