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Can't argue with that. [Dec. 13th, 2007|08:01 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

I just stumbled across the corporate slogan of what had at first seemed to be just some two-bit web hosting company. How wrong I was. I think it might be the greatest corporate slogan I've ever seen:

"If we're not up, there's something wrong."

These people, they are Zen priests.

I...I kind of want to start a company now, just so I can follow their example. If our software isn't error-free, then it must have bugs!

No, no, wait, I got it. How does this sound? "If we're not on time, then we're late."

Damn straight! Now, who's going to put up funding for this? One at a time, please!

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[User Picture]From: oranges4oranges
2007-12-14 06:18 am (UTC)
Sure it sounds bad. But take into the general attitudes toward customer service in the IT field. Wasn't Grinnell's IT Department's slogan something like "If we're not up, fuck you!"
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-14 08:54 am (UTC)
I never had any complaints about ITS. It probably helped that I didn't use any of the software they supported.
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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2007-12-14 01:57 pm (UTC)

Plans

"We don't have a policy against it? We do now."
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-14 05:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Plans

Oof. Well, yeah.
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[User Picture]From: gelishan
2007-12-14 06:19 pm (UTC)
Is it wrong that their slogan also made me think of Viagra?
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[User Picture]From: cerulicante
2007-12-15 12:45 am (UTC)
Oh, I didn't see this.


Excellent!
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[User Picture]From: cerulicante
2007-12-15 12:45 am (UTC)
That would also be an excellent slogan for a male stripper service or a budget airline.


"Uh...folks, you might be experiencing some discomfort as we drop from 35,000 to 13,000 feet. Please refer to our slogan for details..."
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2007-12-15 03:15 pm (UTC)
That's pretty good. But I prefer Nationwide News Monitors' terrifying, Orwellian slogan:

"IF WE DON'T HAVE IT, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN."
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-16 06:22 am (UTC)
I know, right?!
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