> 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." Yep. Thanks for the presentation, Kris, very enjoyable and edifying.