From David Pogue's Circuits column in which readers reply to his questions:
Do P.R. people really expect anyone to believe that the standard, stilted, second-paragraph C.E.O. quote was really uttered by a human being?
--"No. Some PR people are quite bright. Once they write a quote, however, it has to be vetted, edited, and changed by at least six stilted, brown-nosing vice presidents and/or product managers."
--"It wasn't uttered by a human being; that's the way CEOs talk."