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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 (Bats@inbellfry.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 1999.
dey fey realities jes rollin on in ...
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (email@example.com), November 10, 1999.