"IBM Corp.'s latest server advertisements talk about peace and
love, but one part of its campaign has set it on a collision course
with city officials here."
"Through its ad agency, IBM has spray-painted advertisements for
its servers on the sidewalks at dozens of street corners throughout
San Francisco, from the high-tech nexus known as South of Market to
the historic crossroads at Haight and Ashbury, where die-hard
hippies panhandle for change...."
"'They're in violation of a city ordinance,' said Alex Mamak,
director of public affairs for the city's Department of Public
Works. The signs violate section 5.6 of the public works code,
article 184.57, he said, which makes it an offense to 'erect,
construct or maintain, paste, paint, print, nail, tack or otherwise
fasten or affix' any sign to public property, including
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