The public-relations official from Dell clearly was not pleased. His company had only recently landed a multimillion-dollar, three-year contract to lease several thousand desktop computers to the Lake County Schools in Florida, and suddenly the news coverage was anything but uplifting, at least from Dell's perspective.

"$3M Dell contract doesn't compute," read the snappy headline in the July 11 edition of the Orlando Sentinel, which went on to report that county school board members were "seething" over a claim that "the deal nearly stuck the district with 5,400 incompatible machines." The article was published on...

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