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Old 06 April 2012, 07:58 PM
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Comment: I'm not sure if this can be verified, however I heard a rumor
several years ago that the computer company Wang Laboratories intended to
launch a computer called the King, i.e. the "Wang King". A couple of
Google searches reveal that this rumor is still evident:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...&t=525814&i=40
http://www.axisnova.com/articles/use...te_paper.shtml
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Old 06 April 2012, 11:22 PM
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"Nothing works like a Wang* (King)!"

Nope. Can't see it.

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(*But damn do I feel old...)
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Old 09 April 2012, 09:49 PM
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The related version I know involves the company setting up its German base in the city of Cologne, and instructing staff to answer the phones by saying "Wang, Cologne".
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Old 09 April 2012, 11:45 PM
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This story is 100% true. Only it was a pop group. And it was Chung, not King.
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Old 15 April 2012, 07:49 PM
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I remember an article in Electronics Australia back in the 80's that carried this - but it wasn't a sepcific computer, more of a slogan for a tradeshow. They included a picture of one of the reps wearing a T-shirt with the phrase Wang King on it.
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Old 15 April 2012, 09:11 PM
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That doesn't make any sense to me as a slogan. However, at the time there was a Wang King Development Ltd. in East Asia, which I think was a subsidiary of the same Wang group. Maybe the event was sponsored by or related to that subsidiary.
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I grew up in my grandparents' house. They were named Wang, and my beloved grandfather was named Harry. Yes, in those days of no callerID and everyone in the phone book, kids did call him and inquire about his name' s health.
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I grew up in my grandparents' house. They were named Wang, and my beloved grandfather was named Harry. Yes, in those days of no callerID and everyone in the phone book, kids did call him and inquire about his name' s health.
I used to work at a call center and all the college and university girls loved to be the ones to get to call Harry Dick...

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I always liked the furniture store named Sofa King, myself. "It's not just good -- it's Sofa King good!"
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