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Share and Enjoy was the slogan of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Complaints Division. This phrase had its own song, which was sung by a choir of robots during "special occasions"[1]. The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation tends to produce inherently faulty goods, which renders the statement ironic as few people would want to "Share and Enjoy" something defective. Among the design flaws is the choir of robots that perform this song: they sing a tritone out of tune with the accompaniment. The Guide relates that the words "Share and Enjoy" were displayed in illuminated letters three miles high near the Sirius Cybernetics Complaints Division, until their weight caused them to collapse through the underground offices of many young executives. The upper half of the sign that now protrudes translates in the local tongue as "Go stick your head in a pig", and is lit up only for special celebrations.

A personal computer OS booting sound (à la The Microsoft Sound) was set to the tune of "Share and Enjoy".[2] Furthermore, there was a polyphonic ringtone version of the tune.[3] The "Share and Enjoy" tune also was used as the backing for a Sirius Cybernetics Corporation robot commercial (slogan: "Your plastic pal who's fun to be with!").[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

This phrase is often invoked in releasing freeware, shareware, or open source software, though without its ironic connotations.

Apparently unaware of the reference, Mars has also been using the phrase on bags of Revels, M&M's and Maltesers. The phrase is currently also being used on posters outside some McDonald's restaurants in the UK.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. In the radio version, sung in fit the ninth.
  2. From the episode fit the twentieth of the radio series
  3. From fit the twenty-first of the radio series, the last episode in the adaption of the novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  4. From the TV series

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