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One of the most notorious examples of IT directly influencing Wall Street was Nike's supply chain disaster in 2000. A software "glitch" in Nike's i2 system rollout depressed its stock price by 20 percent, cost Nike more than $100 million in lost sales, triggered a flurry of class-action lawsuits, and caused its chairman, president and CEO, Phil Knight, to lament famously, "This is what you get for $400 million, huh?"
这是你花4亿美元得到的惨痛教训?

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Post time 2008-3-28 11:31:54 |Display all floors
花了四亿美元却得到这么个结果

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Post time 2008-3-28 22:33:14 |Display all floors

sarcasm

just a statement that means the opposite of what it appears to mean.

In this context it means that they paid a lot of money (a huge amount) to have things done correctly and things still went wrong. So, he was strongly complaining (sarcastically) about spending so much money and getting much less than he paid for...

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