No Money Down!
Early indication of the software-vendors-as-finance-companies prediction from the previous item: HP announces 0% lease rate for the first 36 months.
"Acquire now and make no payments for 3 months," says one promotion.
Positive spin: innovative policies for tough times to help both vendors and customers.
Less-positive spin: sounds just like ads for cars and furniture; we know how well that's turned out.