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On Sunday 03 Oct 2010 20:55:11 Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
On Sun, 2010-10-03 at 19:21 +1300, Graham Lauder wrote:
You in fact wear the best argument for a unique name in your sig.  Who is
arguably the most successful Open Source company:  Red Hat

What in gods name does a Red Hat have to do with software other than give
them a really cool logo.

This discussion is indicative, much of marketing is about creating buzz. 
I would like a name that leads to a logo that is sexy enough for people
to use as a desktop background, Redhat does and Fedora and Firefox.  I
was looking at the "LibO" abbreviation and the thing that I suddenly saw
was LbD, or LBD which is abrreviation for "Little Black Dress", suddenly
I see a very cool logo and marketing campaign and a buzz.  One great
thing is that LBD is cool to both men and women, both groups tend to
like the way they look.

What has it to do with Office suites? About the same amount that Computer
Operating systems have to do with Hats.

But dang what a buzz it would cause:  An office suite that was sexy, now
THAT would be cool to market.


Graham, you & I think alike! But I should have thought of Red Hat when I
was hurling out examples. And... Hmmm.... a sexy office suite? I'm sure
someone could manage that, without it being also sexist.

Cheers, Jean

Heh, As soon as I thought of it, I thought Jean is going to burn me for this!  

But then I thought Oh well No Pain No Gain.  :D


Graham Lauder, MarCon (Marketing Contact) NZ Migration and training Consultant.

INGOTs Assessor Trainer
(International Grades in Open Technologies)
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