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Let's Play Guess That Product

If I was selling a product, I'd want everyone to know what it does. I'm constantly impressed by the number of news releases that don't tell me what the product does! To honor those products, I created the "Guess That Product!" game. To play the game, I provide you with real news releases (names changed to protect the guilty) -- you guess what the product does. And no fair Googling or Binging key phrases to find the original release! I played this game once on my technical writing blog, but now you can play it here!

The first one's easy. This product appears to do something with FTP but you have to guess what it does with FTP and what platform/technologies it supports:
Transfer of files across networks is widely used to update applications and to exchange information in bulk. For the developer, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) provide a reliable means for sending and receiving files where the protocols are based on well-known and widely used standards.

In this release, the company was very proud of their product's internals. I think it does something with documents. You guess what:
OURRastafarian.NET is a 100% .NET component written entirely in C#. It has no external dependencies and consists of just one assembly making deployment truly simple. This component has a simple and straightforward object model consisting of just 3 classes: Document, Pages and Page.

This release is all about the company. What's the product they're selling (grammatical errors also corrected)?
The Lunar Software company was founded in 2007. We create, market and distribute software components and applications for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Our company also provides software development and outsourcing services using technologies such as: .NET 2.0 (ASP.NET), Java, Delphi, C++, PHP, HTML.

Answers in the next blog.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 07/06/2010

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