Video ad winner does Linux no favor
Apr 13, 2009, 18:33 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Bennett)
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"The problem with asking amateur film makers to make ads is that
you get amateur results, unfortunately. And so, like watching your
father dance at a wedding, it just ends up being embarrassing.
Leaving aside the number of entrants who were so enthusiastic about
the competition that they forgot the rule limiting the videos to 60
seconds, you have to wonder how some of the entries are meant to
persuade people to use Linux.
"One video uses the amazing tactic of presenting Linux users as
jargon-speaking geeks who can't talk to women. That'll get 'em
flooding in, as will getting you to use Linux because Chicks dig
it. Another, while starting off trying to give David Lynch a run
for his money, ends up showing that Linux makes you dance in an
"We also have talking cows, Tux as a bluesman, car analogies and
the amazing revelation that software updates tickle."