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Anonymous
May 12, 2005 9:44:48 PM

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Jeff Destross wrote on 12. May 2005:
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> CNN: Pac Man Turns 25
>
> http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/10/commentary/game_over/co...

Nice article, thanks for sharing.
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Anonymous
May 12, 2005 10:09:08 PM

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In a parallel universe, Anti-Jeff Destross said exactly the opposite of:

> CNN: Pac Man Turns 25
>
> http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/10/commentary/game_over/co...
> x.htm?cnn=yes

Nice article, thanks for the link.

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Anonymous
May 15, 2005 6:06:01 AM

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On Thu, 12 May 2005 12:03:09 -0500, Jeff Destross wrote:

> CNN: Pac Man Turns 25
>
> http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/10/commentary/game_over/co...

"The game proved so popular that it incited a shortage of yen coins in the
country."

I was under the impression that it was Space Invaders that caused the yen
coin shortage in Japan, not Pac Man.
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 4:48:36 PM

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In article <pan.2005.05.15.08.05.55.979144@example.com>,
innocent_lamb <nospam@example.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 May 2005 12:03:09 -0500, Jeff Destross wrote:
>
> > CNN: Pac Man Turns 25
> >
> > http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/10/commentary/game_over/co...
> > ?cnn=yes
>
> "The game proved so popular that it incited a shortage of yen coins in the
> country."
>
> I was under the impression that it was Space Invaders that caused the yen
> coin shortage in Japan, not Pac Man.

I also remember reading that. -Japanese shopkeepers converted floorspace
from whatever it was used for previously, to give room to at least one
Space Invader. It was a surefire way of earning money.
AFAIK, Pac-Man was the best known product name, worldwide during 1982
and 1983... Bigger than Coca-Cola or Slurm©.

Cheerio
TXW

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Anonymous
May 16, 2005 1:50:19 PM

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On Sun, 15 May 2005 13:43:46 +0200, "Sune Salminen"
<salminen@monkeydoktor.dk> wrote:

|Jacob Toxwenius wrote:
|
|> AFAIK, Pac-Man was the best known product name, worldwide during 1982
|> and 1983... Bigger than Coca-Cola or Slurm©.
|>
|> Cheerio
|> TXW
|
|Slurm??
|
|lol
|
|-Sune

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Anonymous
May 17, 2005 1:54:55 PM

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On Sun, 15 May 2005 02:06:01 -0600, innocent_lamb <nospam@example.com>
wrote:

>On Thu, 12 May 2005 12:03:09 -0500, Jeff Destross wrote:
>
>> CNN: Pac Man Turns 25
>>
>> http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/10/commentary/game_over/co...
>
>"The game proved so popular that it incited a shortage of yen coins in the
>country."
>
>I was under the impression that it was Space Invaders that caused the yen
>coin shortage in Japan, not Pac Man.

It was. Typical CNN research.
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