I am a typist of sorts; I don’t dictate in a court of law, or even have good touch typing skills, but I honestly communicate via typing almost as much as I do with spoken words.
So I have a thing for nice keyboards and I made the mistake of trying out a new product, before it’d been thoroughly tested/reviewed: the Mionix Z60 mechanical keyboard.
It’s a really sturdy well built device with plenty of high end features that were what I wanted in a keyboard, however there were some critical problems with it that caused me to send it back a few times just to get a working unit.
Even after contacting the manufacturer’s support/warranty team on multiple occasions resulting in a few returns/replacements of the KB for one reason or the other I cannot reliably boot PCs with a mouse connected to the Mionix KB I finally ended up with, but I got tired of mailing things around so I just decided to live with the issues.
Yesterday, being April Fools, Dave snuck over to my PC and plugged my mouse into my KB. He already knew this would drive me nuts wondering what’s wrong with my computer till I noticed it and he was right! Curses!
So this morning, when I got 3 copies of a spam email, thanks to my numerous contact efforts, from Mionix advertising yet another crazy custom product, I laughed at the ‘day late’ April Fools joke, but seeing how they had three different email addresses due to my numerous support contact efforts, it was a good reminder:
“Do not send unsolicited advertising to the wrong email list.”
Unsolicited advertising to random people is bad enough, but to dump spam on some people who are frustrated and unhappy with their existing purchases is just reminding them to dislike you.
(Image credit: Terry Border – Bent Objects.)
… Unless you were so keen to get a brand mention that you intentionally contacted upset users hoping for backlash? In that case congrats.