[SlugLUG] Re: [Smaug] Re: [SlugLUG] curious for a report

Phil/CERisE cerise at cats.ucsc.edu
Mon, 6 May 2002 17:00:22 -0700 (PDT)

It's a sort of bizarre post-mortem, but I was excited when my housemate
brought keychains home from SCO after they were absorbed 8)


On Mon, 6 May 2002, Karsten Wade wrote:

> On Sun, 5 May 2002, CERisE...mass consumer of bazooka gum wrote:
> >    OOC, I wonder what the probability would be to get sponsored by some
> > company with free linux CDs to hand out.  Doubtful, but that would be a
> > fairly optimal solution.
> Although not qualified to really know for certain, and certainly speaking
> as an individual and not for a Big Corporation, I can guess that the
> probability will be pretty low.
> As an example -- I recently signed up on Guinness' Website to get a
> freebie.  I took the usual 5 minutes and gave them the usual false
> marketing information - making my name Karsten Guinness and my email
> 'guinness@phig.org', just to track the spam.  Then my freebie arrived the
> other day, and I was all giddy for a few minutes.  What was it?  It was a
> keychain with a mini-"bottle" of Guinness, which was just a puffy sticker
> on a metal bottle shape.
> Can you imagine getting this excited over keychain booty during the
> height of the dot.bubble?
> - k'
> '`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`
>  Karsten  Wade           "As sharp as the leading
>  karsten@phig.org        edge of a ball bearing."
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