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Old 11-18-2006, 05:30 PM   #1
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After due consideration I felt that if anyone would appreciate this memo it would be Toy Haulers. Have a good laugh!

Subject: FW: Mouse Balls&Mouse Ball inspector
> >
> > I don't know how they wrote this with a straight
> > face. This was a real memo sent out by IBM to its
> > employees in all seriousness. It went to all field
> > engineers about a computer peripheral problem.
> >
> > The author of this memo was quite genuine. The
> > engineers rolled on the
> > floor! Especially note the last couple of sentences.
> >
> > 'If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform
> > erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Mouse
> > balls are now available as FRU (Field Replacement
> > Units). Because of the delicate nature of this
> > procedure, a replacement of mouse balls should only
> > be attempted by
> > properly trained personnel. Before proceeding,
> > determine the type of
> > mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse.
> > Domestic balls will be larger and harder than
> > foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ
> > depending upon the manufacturer of the mouse.
> > Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop off
> > method. Domestic balls are replaced by using the
> > twist off method.
> > Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive.
> > However, excessive
> > handling can result in sudden discharge.
> >
> > Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may
> > be used immediately. It is recommended that each
> > person have a pair of spare balls for maintaining
> > optimum customer satisfaction. Any customer missing
> > his balls should contact
> > the local personnel in charge of removing and
> > replacing these necessary items.
> >
> > Please keep in mind that a customer without properly
> > working balls is an unhappy customer.
>

Mod Edit: Watered down Title to address some concerns.
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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After due consideration I felt that if anyone would appreciate this memo it would be Toy Haulers. Have a good laugh!

Subject: FW: Mouse Balls&Mouse Ball inspector
> >
> > I don't know how they wrote this with a straight
> > face. This was a real memo sent out by IBM to its
> > employees in all seriousness. It went to all field
> > engineers about a computer peripheral problem.
> >
> > The author of this memo was quite genuine. The
> > engineers rolled on the
> > floor! Especially note the last couple of sentences.
> >
> > 'If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform
> > erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Mouse
> > balls are now available as FRU (Field Replacement
> > Units). Because of the delicate nature of this
> > procedure, a replacement of mouse balls should only
> > be attempted by
> > properly trained personnel. Before proceeding,
> > determine the type of
> > mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse.
> > Domestic balls will be larger and harder than
> > foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ
> > depending upon the manufacturer of the mouse.
> > Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop off
> > method. Domestic balls are replaced by using the
> > twist off method.
> > Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive.
> > However, excessive
> > handling can result in sudden discharge.
> >
> > Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may
> > be used immediately. It is recommended that each
> > person have a pair of spare balls for maintaining
> > optimum customer satisfaction. Any customer missing
> > his balls should contact
> > the local personnel in charge of removing and
> > replacing these necessary items.
> >
> > Please keep in mind that a customer without properly
> > working balls is an unhappy customer.
>

Mod Edit: Watered down Title to address some concerns.
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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Too bad that the new engineered mice are ball-less...you actually made me look at mine (the mouse Dave!
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:38 PM   #5
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Bless them little things! I mean, without them you would be nothing, until the newer version came out. You know, the laser mouse, the one without balls, just has that cute little red light. Yeap, computers would not have enabled us to do much until then. I really like the new ones much better, no balls to get get hung up, there's no way for all the lint, hair and other things to get in there and cause problems, just a much cleaner, more accurate action. And as a plus, you can use the newer model in your toyhauler right on the counter, on the couch, or wherever, while the older ones with balls had to have their own pad to function correctly. I salute IBM for their forethought in sending out this memo, although it was a few years ago.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:35 AM   #6
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I tried to inspect mine as directed, but a red flash filled my eyes. Then I saw the warning sticker that said too much of these examinations would make me go blind.
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