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"As requested, it's full of bugs, which means people will be forced to upgrade for years."
― Jones to Carver.[src]

Philip Jones was a fictional high ranking executive of the Carver Media Group Network (CMGN). A minor antagonist portrayed by American actor, Rolf Saxon, the character appeared briefly in the 1997 James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies.

Biography

Philip Jones was an executive of the Carver Media Group Network and member of the company's Special Projects division. He attended a teleconference with other executives of CMGN on 11th April 1997[1]. During the meeting he was asked whether they are ready to release their new software. He answered to the affirmative, proudly noting that it was full of bugs; effectively forcing consumers to upgrade for years.

Trivia

  • While not directly mentioned in Raymond Benson's novelisation of Tomorrow Never Dies, it is stated that "Micro-Carver Software" consistently released bug-laden products so that consumers would be forced to upgrade for years.[2] Both are likely parodies of Microsoft.

References

  1. (1997). Tomorrow Never Dies (Blu-Ray). 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Event occurs at 00:25:20. "Friday 11, April, 1997 Late Edition"
  2. Tomorrow Never Dies, Raymond Benson, Hodder and Stoughton, 1997, Chapter 9: Carver.

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