[Linux-aus] Ridiculous television debate again

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Mon Apr 23 02:53:16 UTC 2007

<quote who="Paul Wayper">

> I agree with you here, Tracyanne, even though there are a lot of
> nay-sayers on the list that think that TV is a dead medium for advertising
> about Linux.

Paul, quit the whining. I've not said it's "dead". I've said it's completely
inappropriate and wasteful *right now* (and likely forever as a community
effort). There may be a time when commercial Open Source outfits will find
television advertising to be useful, but you don't see them wasting their
money on it now. It's unlikely that television advertising will ever be a
good investment for the community (aside from community awareness campaigns,
if our society gets sufficiently scary, but it's still a stretch).

- Jeff

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