[access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth?

No, Damon, the best they could claim, not just in semantic terms, but as
being true is that they have added a fantastic new product to their
catalogue.  The radio had been launched a month or so earlier by Pure.
The equivalent would be if Cadbury's=brought out a fabulous new
chocolate bar and Tesco then claimed they'd launched it, when in fact
all they'd done was to add it to their stock.  
Cheers now.

Ian

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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth?


Does this whole thing just hang on the word 'launch' though?  Could the
case be a case of semantics?

Does not launch just mean 'start' or 'begin'.  And as far as RNIB is
concerned, it is a new product they have added to their catalogue.  In
the context of RNIB, then, this is a launch isn't it?

Does this not overlap with the argument that RNIB's mite and money
allows it to trump small businesses run by visually impaired people?
Isn't this the real argument today?  The straw that broke the camel's
back?

Interested to hear thoughts and it'd be completely fascinating if, for
this one rather amazing and long awaited product, we were abel to get
hold of figures to see how many have been sold and through which
company?  And, perhaps more importantly, is it possible to measure or
guestimate how many visually impaired people have bought this product?
In order to build a case for blind spending power in the future?

...Damon










----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:28 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth?


So why not take the case up with the Advertising Standards Authority!

George.

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Sent: 01 April 2005 05:38
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth?


Ian.  No, defenitely NO.  Such dishonest utterances by RNIB
are pure drivel.  The credit rests with Pure, and this list,
I would say, for this radio appearing.

True, RNIB have campaigned for accessability of products,
but this New Beacon proclamation is damn lies.
Ray

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Iain Lackie
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To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 12:10 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Economical With The Truth?

Hello,
I have just been looking at the current issue of New
Beacon and in the New Products and Consumer news section
there is a piece about the Pure Digital Sonus-1Xt. Having eulogised
about its features, we read the sentence, 'All of this, and much more,
is available now from the latest product launched by RNIB. My dictionary
tells me that one of the meanings of 'launch' is ''To bring (a new
product) on to the market, especially with promotions and publicity'.
This product may be new to the RNIB catalogue, but can they really be
said to have launched it? Was the radio really available from RNIB
before anyone else? Can RNIB take any real credit for this product? It
is I am sure  agood thing that RNIB is selling the product, but, unless
I am mistaken (and this is very  likely to be the case), Can RNIB in any
truly meaningful sense claim to have launched it?

Iain.




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