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A long time ago, in a company(*) far, far, away...

I once spent three days changing the product line name from "VersaMark" to "Versamark" in... everything: UI text, application folder and file names, registry keys, source file names, comments, and so on. For a long time our installer scripts included code to rename things.

This was after I had spent weeks haranguing the Marketing yabbos to decide which version it was. In a meeting they finally settled on "VersaMark". Three months later they took the product to a show and got their underwear severely twisted because all of their paraphernalia said "Versamark".

(*) actually, it's still right here, just been bought and sold a couple times
Software Zen: delete this;

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