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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Stephen Fry on Asus Eee

From: Ian Lynch
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Stephen Fry on Asus Eee
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 08:56:33 +0000

On Thu, 2008-02-07 at 07:34 +0000, Andrew Williams wrote:
> On 06/02/2008, Jon Grant <address@hidden> wrote:
> > One idea might be to get personalities to "come out" as users of Free
> > Software. So we write and ask if they have used Firefox or OpenOffice,
> > and ask if it is ok that we post something about them using it.. if
> > they are!
> Sounds very Mr T. and the World Of Warcraft adverts. Do we really need
> celebrity endorsements to improve the visibility of FOSS? How many
> people out there actually go "Wow, Stephen Fry uses it so it must be
> good!"?

Why do advertisers pay millions to celebs to endorse their products?

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