[lug] IBM doesn't appear to be making many friends

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Fri Apr 20 13:04:15 MDT 2001

On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 08:00:59AM -0600, B O'Fallon wrote:
> It seems to me that defacing public property is NOT the way to run an
> ad campaign, and I wonder if this will do more bad than good. For that
> matter, I am not sure that the thrust of the campaign (Peace, Love,
> Linux) is creating that favorable an impression in the minds of the
> suits of corporate America. IBM seems to think that Linux would appeal
> to the ex-hippies ....

Who do you think the suits are?  :-)

The Gen-X'ers are working the trenches in many cases now, and the
"ex-Hippies" are in the corner offices.  It's a great marking plan.

Why do you think every software company buys a Doors song, a song from
The Who, or just about any other late 60's to mid 70's song for their
jingles now...?  Even the U.S. Postal Service using Steve Miller Band
songs for the last few years... imagine that when Steve Miller was first

Nate Duehr <nate at natetech.com>

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