On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 02:27:34PM +0530, Arvind Narayanan wrote:
On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 01:24:20PM +0530, Anand Kumar Saha wrote:
hi,The ad debuted about 6 months ago. Its available online.
i was watching the cricket match and in between
the overs, saw an IBM ad .. on LINUX !! this is
the first ad i have ever seen on LINUX on TV.
and it had a very _geeky_ appearence.
it showed a small child. He went east, then west
then south and then north and .. well you should
see the ad urself.
In India I think its been running for maybe a month. It
features Mohammed Ali and other stars.
Its not the only one. There is an LG MyPC ad in which
a kid is using mozilla on linux.
Transcript of IBM ad:
Open on young boy sitting in chair, camera pans overhead.
Male Voice: I think you should see this.
Female Voice: It's just a kid.
Cut to young boy sitting in front of rock musician.
Rock Guy: This is a G cord. (Strums his guitar)
Cut to boy sitting in chair, side view (overhead).
Male Voice: He's learning. Absorbing. He's getting smarter every day.
Cut to boy with anthropologist sitting across from him.
Anthropologist: Homo habilis was the first to use tools.
Cut to Coach John R. Wooden speaking to boy.
Coach Wooden: A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great
player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, that's
Cut to close-up of boy.
Male Voice: It's happening fast.
Cut to astrologer speaking to boy.
Astrologer: We've always watched the stars. If you look at the sky, you can
see the beginning of time.
Cut to soccer player bouncing ball on knee in front of boy.
Cut to Professor Gates speaking to boy.
Mr. Gates: Collecting data is only the first step toward wisdom. But sharing
data is the first step toward community.
Cut to side shot of poet speaking to boy.
Poet: Poetry. There's not much glory in poetry, only achievement.
Cut to overhead shot of boy.
Voice: Knowledge amplification. What he learns, we all learn. What he knows,
we all benefit from.
Cut to side shot of Sylvia Nasar speaking to boy.
Ms. Nasar: One little thing can solve an incredibly complex problem.
Cut to frontal shot of Penny Marshall speaking to boy.
Ms. Marshall: Everything's about timing kid.
Cut to side shot of businessman speaking to boy.
CEO: This is business. Faster. Better. Cheaper. Constant improvement.
Cut to camera panning overhead, then to Pilot speaking to boy.
Pilot: So, you wanna fly, huh? Wind speed, thrust, it's physics.
Latin Teacher: Res publica non dominetur.
Cut to plumber speaking to boy.
Plumber: Plumbing, it's all about the tools.
Cut to Muhammad Ali.
Ali: Speak your mind. Don't back down.
Cut to camera panning over boy's head into white.
Female Voice: Does he have a name?
Male Voice: His name is Linux.
Q: Do you ever think about quantum computing?
Linus: I think that's a load of bull.
(From a Linux Lunacy cruise interview. After the presumptuous disparagement
of QC, Linus goes on to confuse it with DNA computing.)
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