[Linux-aus] Wrong medium, wrong market

Andrew Donnellan ajdlinux at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 07:48:02 UTC 2005

On 12/12/05, Paul Coldrey <paul at ensigma.com.au> wrote:
> I think this is the answer. Every month or two some journalist who has
> heard of Open Source decides to write an article in a major paper or
> magazine. A couple of years ago these articles tended to be completely
> uninformed shite. Nowadays they seem to be becoming ever-so-slightly
> more informed version of shite. If we could find a way to get a few more
> of the salient advantages of Linux / Open Source into these articles
> (hopefully at the expense of some reworded M$ marketing drivel) then I
> think it would reach a much larger audience and be far more compelling
> that late night TV advertising. Plus it would be free which fits in with
> the LA marketing budget :-)

You really can't trust journalists to do this. These articles will say
some of the linux advantages (free ads for us) then say some of
Windows' benefits (what we don't really want).


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