|[a] Electronics RF|
|[b] Baby, tire RF|
—For me, Copam Electronics was just a place where a former classmate worked in May 1985. When he left Taiwan later that year, I took over his job as English language editor and "advertising director," even as I continued my research and language studies. In May 1985, I had no idea that I would later work there.
—We Are the World. It was everywhere in 1985.
—If you are too young to have seen the Michelin "baby-tire" commercials, just go to YouTube. I have linked a few of them here. Don't let the dates fool you. They ran (in print and on television) through the rest of the 1980s and into the 1990s.
Baby Tire 1 Baby Tire 2 Baby Tire 3 Baby Tire 4 Baby Tire 5
18 May 1985
This particular company is clearly on the "legal" side of the divide, but the IBM representative's response taps into one of those cultural and economic equations in which both sides assert that they are "right." The definitional boundaries keep changing, and especially in a developing market such as computer technology. Automobiles, for example, are less fluid in that regard, and there is somewhat more agreement about intellectual property rights there.
|[c] Panda brand RF|