[svlug] They stole all our servers...

nbs nbs at sonic.net
Fri Aug 9 09:45:50 PDT 2002

On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 10:04:08AM -0500, Scott_Thompson at NAI.com wrote:
> For those that haven't seen it...
> http://www.consultingtimes.com/media/heist60.mpeg

For those who have no idea what Scott's talking about, this is one of the
"IBM Servers Running Linux" commercials.

A fellow's freaking out trying to explain to the cops that all of their
servers were stolen, then finally some coworker walks by and says
"No, we moved them all onto that one... it's going to save us a bundle.
I sent out an email...?"

(This is actually a longer version, which I have never seen)

Another good IBM commercial for Linux is the basketball one, where the
awesome new player on the team ("Linux," who plays along side folks
like "Firewall" and against opponents like "Hackers") plays for free.

The coach/owners/etc. are talking about him, and one of them asks why
he plays the game for free.  "Because he loves the game."  :)
(Not a bad analogy, actually!  I'm impressed with the advertisers' actual
understanding of the concept. ;) )


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