> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Layon, Kristofer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks for the additional info!  All I know is what is based on my 7 years
> of studying German, where the story had been repeatedly reinforced.  Also,
> this presentation intro was very effective when I used it in Berlin last
> fall at a mobile web conference (and no Germans corrected me on the story),
> so I'm not sure that the About.com story about it being a confirmed urban
> legend stacks up with my own experience.

Heh, sorry, couldn't resist:
http://www.snopes.com/language/misxlate/berliner.asp It does indeed
seem very unlikely that Berliners would have thought he was referring
to himself as a doughnut at that time.

"Regardless, the story's most important point for us is still a valid
one:  we want to know our customers as well as possible."


Thanks for the presentation, Kris, very enjoyable and edifying.