By Craig Dunham
Categories: Articles, EDI General, Other Blogs
Tags: ASN • catalog • catch-phrase • cost • documents • dollar • EDI • EDI-L • FA • Governator • house • Invoice • KC charge • logic • message • PO • price • question • Robocop • Showgirls • Total Recall • widget
If you’re old enough (or have an extensive enough Sci-Fi DVD/movie collection), you may remember the film RoboCop from 1987. It was directed by Paul Verhoeven, who later became famous for that fantastic piece of cinematic achievement – Showgirls! But he also gave us the Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger classic “TOTAL RECALL”, and another classic of camp cinematic achievement “Basic Instinct”. RoboCop was a futuristic view of life in the US – specifically in Detroit, MI – where violent crime is the norm – much like today? Throughout the movie, there are glimpsed scenes of a sitcom TV show (later identified as “It’s Not My Problem”) where a major character uses the catch phrase “I’ll buy that for a dollar!” This wonderful ditty of a catch-phrase came to Me over the past few days when I was reading a post on the EDI-L Yahoo! group about “What is a decent price/cost per EDI message?” and everybody started weighing in with replies – some giving us examples of how much it costs per message at their company (about 50 cents per message) and others going down the “I pay 20 cents per KC” and others talking about the varied costs of the VANs per KC charges. The poster suggested something about “32 cents per message” – a flat fee. But ...