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The Buzzword Bingo forum is a place to post examples of ludicrous, convoluted and meaningless buzzwords and marketing drivel dreamed up by those seeking to sound more important and meaningful than they actually are.

We are developers, which means our job is to simplify complicated and ill-expressed requirements in order to produce something elegant and useful. If you want to impress us then please just tell it to us straight. The less pre-processing we have to do the more we will be interested.

 
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On a more "serious" note ... sorry ... it's to do with the way people read/listen & remember. If you look at it quickly and do not notice the contradiction, you'll probably only remember the "or more". And even if you've got a good memory the 30% will stick in your mind. But the "up to" your mind might just throw away as if it's an "Uh" at the start of a sentence. Obviously not everybody - you're one of the exceptions, but enough so this type of thing tends to work.

So simple answer: to catch as many customers while still being able to say that the ad isn't lying. Read that sentence carefully, take special note of the comma before "and more". It turns it into an open-ended statement which could mean everything and/or nothing, depending on how they want to spin their situation.
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