Deduplication as a Backup Appliance and Other Lies
Recently I've run into some marketing material stressing from deduplication device vendors that what they are selling are "backup appliances." This reminds me of the story of the car salesman selling a car and then later admitting that the engine and steering wheel and seats are "options" that will cost more. By this logic Seagate could sell their disk drives as "laptop computers" to school children to use in class. I don't know what offends me worse—the blatant lie or the assumption some marketing person made that their intended buyer is either too stupid or too bored to be able to tell the difference.
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