[Ubuntu-SG] SFD Poster

Billy AM billy at ubuntu.sg
Wed Sep 9 03:04:30 BST 2009


Its Debian alright. But placing double negative is a very bad way to
advertise.

For example , Great software vs Software that doesn't suck. Both means the
same thing but most people will remember only great and suck and forgot
about the "doesn't" part. It also takes them much longer to interpret it. A
good example is Nike "Just do it" with adidas "Impossible is nothing". Just
do it flows much better than Impossible is nothing in many many ways yet
they both try to mean the same thing ... anything is possible so go ahead
and try it.

But then we are talking about Debian so I rest my case.

regards
Billy

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Francis Bond <bond at ieee.org> wrote:

> I like the debian slogans:
>
> software that doesn't suck
> militantly free software
>
> but I guess we shouldn't put them on our poster.
>
> "Ubuntu: because computers should be useful." is a bit vague, but
> works for me, and I think the design is great.
>
> 2009/9/8 Muhammad Heidir <dave33bravo at yahoo.com.sg>:
> > On Tue, 2009-09-08 at 13:44 +0800, Billy AM wrote:
> >> The art is outstanding but the phrase "should be useful" .... isn't it
> >> vague? I mean Windows is useful too , as useful as a LV bag compared
> >> to a NTUC plastic bag .. but we are not here to question which OS is
> >> more useful than the other. I just happened to read a book called
> >> Free , should check it out , and there was one phrase that struck me.
> >> The phrase is "Information wants to be free" but I can't quite figure
> >> out whats that got to do with Ubuntu/Linux banner ..
> >>
> >> Confused,
> >> Billy
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 9:21 PM, Muhammad Heidir
> >> <dave33bravo at yahoo.com.sg> wrote:
> >>         Hi all,
> >>
> >>         I just edited last year's poster and changed the slogan.
> >>
> >>         Please view it here
> >>         http://www.flickr.com/photos/30239298@N05/3896536522/
> >>
> >>         Any feedback appreciated.
> >>
> >>
> >>         Best Regards,
> >>         Muhammad Heidir
> >>         Yahoo!: dave33bravo | Multiply: doksg
> >>
> >>
> >>              New Email names for you!
> >>         Get the Email name you've always wanted on the new @ymail and
> >>         @rocketmail.
> >>         Hurry before someone else does!
> >>         http://mail.promotions.yahoo.com/newdomains/sg/
> >>
> >>
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> >>
> >
> > Confused?!
> >
> > Here are some suggestions by Gaurav et.al.
> >
> > Love Firefox? Try Ubuntu.
> > Ubuntu: opening windows around the world.
> > Ubuntu: every program you'll ever need, ready to go.
> > Ubuntu: It's not Windows.
> > Ubuntu: try something different.
> > Ubuntu: because computers should be useful.
> > Ubuntu: try it for free, use it for free.
> > Ubuntu: live free.
> > Ubuntu: make friends with your computer.
> > Ubuntu: because we love you.
> >
> > Ubuntu : when pc just don't work.
> > Ubuntu : New or old, it just works.
> > Ubuntu : when windows reject Ubuntu accept.
> > --
> > Best Regards,
> > Muhammad Heidir
> >
> > Multiply:doksg | Yahoo!:dave33bravo
> >
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> >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Francis Bond <http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/fcbond/>
> Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
> Nanyang Technological University
>
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