Monday, August 28, 2006


OK, so the ad's about how they have eight different ways to pay, not about how you could maybe choose a telecoms provider that gave you full access to the Interweb and didn't rip you off, but hey.


Blogger nzm said...

Covered on the UAE Comm Blog while you were away.

As Grumpy Goat points out, a lot of the choices are the same thing which emphasises the Etasalad monopolic situation.

Maybe they just followed Henry Ford's slogan for the Model T: You can have any color as long as it's black. :-)

6:18 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Bugger! Took me ages to scan that bluddi advert!

9:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think the black t ford is a bit of a misnomer they did come in other colours, there were 2 colours in the original year of production.

7:00 am  
Blogger moryarti said...

Your efforts didn't go to waste K. I didn't see the UAEcommunity post either ...

9:07 am  
Blogger kaya said...

Nor me! As I wasnt here.
Also I keep forgetting to ever go there.
this place takes up my spare time.
So now you can get coffee at ricotta etisalata?

9:47 am  
Blogger nzm said...

anonymous @ 7am: be it a misnomer or not, the saying is still attributed to Ford, and according to the Wikipedia entry was included in the man's autobiography.

The Wiki entry on the Model T states: Model Ts in different colors were produced from 1908 to 1914, and then again from 1926 to 1927; however, to speed assembly, between 1915 and 1925 it was only available in black.

This further reinforces the analogy to Etasalad who tell us that we have so many choices (to pay), but really only one choice of IP at the moment - so lump it or leave it!

10:06 am  
Blogger BuJ said...

glad you posted this coz it took the words outta my mouth! was going to blog about it but didn't get down to it, or to noticing it on the UAE CB.

looking at the advert one would assume etisalat is about choices, and to be honest i wouldn't trust them with my net let alone my coffee. this is because in today's day and age getting to the net is probably easier than making a good cup of coffee.

they would probably add salt thinking it was sugar if they sold coffee!!!

imagine.. there would be a monopoly (duopoly soon) with coffee vendors in the uae! YUK!

10:56 am  

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