* Erik Funkenbusch peremptorily fired off this memo:
>> Once again the long winded douche-bag Roy Schestowitz proves that he's an
>> unemployed ignorant douche-bag with too much spamming time on his hands.
>> Wow. How crazy that a company would advertise in one of sports growing
>> Oh wait... AMD is an official sponsor of Nascar. And so is Coca-Cola. And
>> Sony. And hundreds of other companies.
>> Roy Schestowitz - When being an idiot isn't enough. He proves to be a
> Yeah, and not too long ago there was.. A Tux car.
Microsoft's latest marketing vehicle: NASCAR
Microsoft plans to sponsor a NASCAR team for the 2008 season in a bid
to boost the profile of its offerings for small businesses. See
details in this recent blog post by Microsoft's Eric Ligman.
Oh, you mean this:
Linux fans didn't exactly get the publicity they were hoping for at
the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, when the so-called "Linux car" they
had sponsored proved to be the first in the race to crash, ultimately
causing it to finish dead last. The car was the result of the Tux 500
campaign, which raised enough money to put the familiar Tux mascot
front and center on Chastain Motorsports' #77 car in the hope that
it'd raise the profile of the OS.
I like that, the fans supporting their OS like that.
Anyway, at least you're a lot more sane than "Ezekial".
Microsoft looks at new ideas, they don't evaluate whether the idea will move
the industry forward, they ask, 'how will it help us sell more copies of
-- Bill Gates, The Seattle Weekly, (April 30, 1998)