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Wednesday November 10, 1:17 PM

Computer Glitch Costs Royal Doulton #12m

Loss-making fine china manufacturer Royal Doulton has issued a profit warning after a new millennium bug-proof computer system hit major glitches.

The company, more than 200-years-old, said the problems had created delivery delays of about 10 weeks and a sales shortfall of up to #12 million.

Stoke-on-Trent-based Royal Doulton was also forced to spend a further #1 million on additional staff and shifts to restore the rate of deliveries.

-- Homer Beanfang (, November 10, 1999


Aren't these the people who brought us the "Big Berkey" water filter? Maybe some of the people awaiting delivery should consider alternative water filters...

-- Sara Nealy (, November 10, 1999.

dey fey realities jes rollin on in ...

thanks Homer!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, November 10, 1999.

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