1. Hobbit Your WayWe at the Five Dumbest Things Research Lab recognize the constitutional right of publicly traded companies to send nutty emails. But we draw the line at corporate poetry. So imagine our outrage this week when data storage company Network Appliance ( NTAP) sent us a rhyming message. Perhaps our mistake was to read beyond the salutation: "Greetings Data Earth, from the Lord of the Enterprise," read the email. But, having nothing better to do, we read on. In the land of the enterprise, where storage continues to evolve.
One unified storage platform to rule them all,
One unified storage platform for enterprise customer needs,
One unified storage platform to bring power to all,
And simplicity to data deeds.
In the land of the enterprise, where storage continues to evolve. Catchy, huh? And rhythmic, too! Anyway, depending on how much time you spent reading about Frodo Baggins, the Orcs and other denizens of Middle-earth, you may recognize that NetApp's poetry is a takeoff on a prominent bit of verse in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. (Note to future English majors: "One ring" rolls off the tongue more easily than "One unified storage platform.")
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