Reader Feedback On IBM Gives Killer Power System Deals Down Under
August 6, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Nice that somebody in the good ol’ USA notices that there are some advantages to life Down Under, especially if you are after a Power 720 or 750 server.
Who needs Zeds or Zees anyway? I am curious what Aussie slang involves Zs though–maybe you can educate me?
But just in case we have a boat-load of Yanks coming Down Under to plunder our servers and take them back (sounds a bit like post-war when the same thing happened to our women), you should also realise that not everything is rosy here. (Except the Prime Minister’s hair).
The cost of an iTunes song here varies from between $1.60 to $2.20 compared to your $0.99. And don’t get me started on Amazon, who won’t allow MP3 downloads to this part of the world. Or DVDs and region codes.
It’s a funny old world market place if you can make something in the U.S., ship it down under, then buy it here and take it back for cheaper than buying back home!
‘Bout time we got a good deal on something.
Hoo Roo. (no Zs in that one)
–PK (Name and address withheld by request for fear of retribution.)
P.S.: Keep up the good work.
I knew about zed for zero and zack for sixpence before you switched to the Aussie dollar way back when I was a baby, but honestly, I am not sure what the heck I was thinking beyond that.
It was pretty late in the day at that point, I guess, and what I was really thinking about was a Foster’s.
I say good-bye, you say hooroo. Hooroo, hooroo. I don’t know why you say hooroo, I say good-bye. . . .