We just bought an air fryer, the Philips XL. Mary, who wanted this really badly, tells me it uses very little oil to fry anything, and that it’ll cook things like tater tots and French fries. I was on board with it when I heard that.
Anyway, “Welcome to Philips!” fit the bill for this exercise, so here we are. Funny thing is, I feel like Philips and I are old buddies, because we go way back together. One of the first record albums I had as a kid was Soeur Sourire’s The Singing Nun, which included the Top 40 hit “Dominique.” That record was on the Philips label, first record I saw on that label.
Wikipedia tells me that their full name is Koninlijke Philips N. V. and that they’re a Dutch technology company that is focusing on healthcare equipment, but also makes a lot of consumer goods like electric toothbrushes and air fryers, and as of 2012 were the biggest name in lighting, e.g. light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, etc. It would appear, though, that they’re out of the record business, but then that’s just as far as I know. When you think about it, the record business has changed so much, who knows what is happening there?
The last time I looked, they had an Atlanta office at 66 Perimeter Center East. I know that because our offices used to be there, too.
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And now this word from Philips.