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Subject: Re: news from Norway
From: ibbetson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 31 Jul 2003 12:58:42 -0400
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At 18:12 31-07-03 +0200, Sander Pinkse wrote:
>Everybody within the entire Philips organization had the same
>business cards, conforming to a rigorous house style. The exception
>to the rule was Mr. Timmer. He used engraved business cards, with
>nothing but his name on them, and "Philips Gloeilampen Fabriek"
>(instead of Philips International or something to that effect;
>gloeilampen fabriek means "light bulb factory").

I once worked for a corner of a UK subsidiary. It was useful to be able to
spell "gloeilampen fabriek".

David ib


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