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Today I'm celebrating "Wash your Clothes Day."

I have two tote bags that have been with me for over 30 years. Every once in a while they need to be washed. They have already been upgraded with new straps and have developed drain holes in the bottom corners.

But the joke's on Ashton Tate, the defunct software company that handed them out to advertise their Mac Division. I visited them to promote our Desktop Help Mac Desk Accessory. I won't go into the details but after the presentation they asked where I had gotten my PhD. Being a college dropout I had to confess that I had no such parchment. That was reason enough to get kicked out.

The joke's on them because had they sold tote bags they might still be in business. Their software was crappy enough to drive them to bankruptcy a few years after our meeting.

BTW, in Portuguese turkeys are named after a different country, Peru! Go figure!

Denny Schlesinger
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