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AppleCare Lost in Translation

posted at 7:31 pm
on Sep. 10, 2004

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So, I just filled out the AppleCare enrollment form for my new computer.

The form was written in two languages. But, perhaps because this is America, the two languages were English and… English.  Not U.K. and U.S. English variations either—it’s the exact same words, repeated. Someone spent a lot of time on this. Twice as much time as they needed to, it seems. (Photos below, scroll down if necessary)

Why am I mailing in the paper version instead of registering online? Because according to Apple, my computer doesn’t exist… but that’s another story.



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