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Old 09-07-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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IBM Linux / Open Source Commercial


Anyone else catch the IBM / Linux commercial today during football on I think it was FOX... (damned NFL Sunday Ticket I can't tell the difference between CBS and Fox anymore). But it's basically a little boy sitting in an all white room with one person after another telling them whatever they know. For example a pilot telling him how to fly, a plumber telling him it's all about the tools, a computer guy telling him it's all about the user, and my personal favorite Muhammad Ali telling the little boy he's gotta voice his opinion and never step down. Well to make a long story short the little boy is Linux and about how it's all about learning everything and making everything available to everyone. Just wanna know if anyone else saw it, and if so what did you think. GO LIONS!

Oh btw here is the link to the tv spot:
http://www-3.ibm.com/e-business/doc/...p/prodigy.html

It's kind of cool it even has a link for mplayer for linux

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Old 09-07-2003, 05:25 PM   #2
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Old 09-07-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
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IBM Linux Commercial

A lengthy commercial (at least a minute) by IBM which boiled down to saying open source enhances everyone/everything through knowledge sharing.
Watch it here.
Can you imagine the cost of that commercial, in the middle of an NFL game and the U.S. Open Championship Game?
Rock on IBM. :thumb:
 
Old 09-07-2003, 05:51 PM   #4
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well hate to say it but as an advert that really sucks... not a patch on the UBA or Business Binoculars... Nice to see them publically championing it so much though, but that goes without saying....
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:00 PM   #5
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Moved: More suitable in the General forum for general type discussions and non-Linux questions. And someone already created a thread regarding this commercial. Regards.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:21 PM   #6
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I guess the forum description doesn't make sense to me, but owell. Didn't think to here first.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 07:06 PM   #7
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Kinda neat. Kinda creepy. It seems that they are just annoying the crap out of this kid and it just seems wrong

It seems too..........I don't know............just too...hmm
 
Old 09-07-2003, 08:01 PM   #8
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I think it's like counter-propagation to SCO's crap. Difference is that IBM can spend the money and advertise on it's own while SCO has to rely on the press. No press coverage, no big SCO problem, but too late now.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 02:10 AM   #9
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I can't get mplayer to work (or anything video related) so i read the dialog on there site, sounds like a awesome commercial glad to IBM to involved. <3 respect IBM big up
 
Old 09-10-2003, 12:31 AM   #10
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I actually like the commercial. It has that kind of "AI" feel to it. On the other hand, the "business" stuff was a downer. Stilll, other than that, the general idea made me fell good.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 03:45 PM   #11
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Smile new ibm linux commercial. . .

has anyone else seen it? what did you think?
as for me. . .it almost made me cry w/tears of wonderful wonderful joy . . . .


http://www-3.ibm.com/e-business/doc/...p/prodigy.html
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:28 PM   #12
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Moved to General, where its more suitable. And also, we already had a thread created regarding this topic.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:33 PM   #13
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Lightbulb

err thought i was in the wrong forum. . .hmm mind deleting this thread for me?
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:38 PM   #14
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It makes me feel all warm inside
I could almost feel a tear pressing against the back of my eye...
 
Old 09-24-2003, 06:21 PM   #15
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wow, I've got goose bumps all over my body...
after a "wget http://rxns-rbn-sea01.rbn.com/ibmpdc...digy90_med.mpg && mplayer prodigy90_med.mpg"

.... it's like listening to BACH played on organs in a huge openspace church. - incredible
 
  


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