[Linux-aus] Ridiculous television debate again

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 11:45:12 UTC 2007

Whatever happened to viral marketing??

It's cheap and reaches more of the right crowds.


On 4/23/07, Jeff Waugh <jdub at perkypants.org> wrote:
> <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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