Classes Poster

Ralph deGennaro rmdegennaro at
Wed Jan 28 17:05:01 GMT 2009

Hi all,

The target audience was to be people looking for computer classes.  So we
thought that putting that in the tag would get their attention better then
just the word free.  We could then talk about FOSS philosophy during the

Also, the post itself looks different on my Mac as well as Linux machines
then what I saw Martin doing last night at the SETC.  Strange.

The words were a trimming from another poster.  I agree, we can word things
a bit better for this situation.  I had thought something like:

"Do you wish you could do more on computer without having to buy a new one?
Ever wonder how to keep your computer young and healthy?
Are you tired of dealing with viruses?  Or do you want your computer to be
more stable?

Your answer may be found in Free Software (FOSS); specifically Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu Linux is a complete modern operating system for desktop and laptop
Thousands of software packages are included or free to install with a few
easy clicks.

Classes and CDs for Ubuntu Linux can currently be found at the South End
Technical Center (SETC)."

Oh, last, we found some pricing for printing from the same folks that the
SETC use:
Next Entertainment Graphics <>
778 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 572-3326
Promoter Pack $300 = 5000 flyers (2.75 x 4.25) + 50 posters (11 x 17)
Posters (11 x 17) > 100 = $1.50 per / > 250 = $1.00 per
Flyers (2.75 x 4.25) > 250 = $47.00, > 500 = $77.00


On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Paul Smith <paul at> wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 06:12 -0500, Jay Fulton wrote:
> > suggest that the word "free" appear completely against the white
> > background in the tag.  When I viewed it, it appeared partly in the
> > brown, rendering it less readable to a quick glance.
> That's funny: when I view it the "Free" is in the white, but the
> "Computer" is too long to fit into the tag and extends past it onto the
> brown border, which looks kind of bad.  Not sure how different viewers
> would show this differently, since it's SVG.  At any rate, I think the
> tag needs to be larger or the font size needs to be reduced.
> Also, I think this text is not clear:
> "Have you ever wished your computer would not get viruses, and become
> more and more unstable as time goes on?"
> To me the comma separates these clauses and the placement of the "not"
> makes it apply to the first clause only (not get viruses), leaving the
> second to be affirmative ("Have you ever wished your computer would
> become more and more unstable as time goes on?") which is definitely not
> what you're aiming for (I hope!!)
> Maybe something like:
> "Have you ever wished your computer was not susceptible to viruses, and
> did not become slower and less stable the more you used it?"
> Good stuff!
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