Stephen Colbert

Clayton Jones drcjjones at
Thu Jun 7 00:14:31 CEST 2007

I agree with everyone's comments so far...
But i'm a big Stephen Colbert fan (i saw the show where he complained)
and it would be a rather LARGE feather in OpenMoko's cap if we could
get one to him before Apple got an iPhone to him.

Even warts and all he could still tout it as "the marketplace has
spoken" and "this is what democracy is all about - the small groups
banding together to take on the big guys"...

Hell, even if he lampoons the Neo (and he does lampoon things he
likes) it would still generate lots of publicity to both the techies
who are first adopters as well as lay people who'd wonder what it's
all about.

All in all, a great idea...

On 6/6/07, Igor Foox <igorfoox at> wrote:
> That may be a great thought, but there's no way it would actually work
> until there's working software + hardware. It seems that there's
> hardware that kinda works already. But from what I've seen the phone
> can't even properly make calls yet.
> Igor
> On 6/6/07, astraub at <astraub at> wrote:
> > Hello, All. I'm new. My name is Allan Straub.
> >
> > Last night, on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert performed a long protest about how he had not yet been given a free iPhone - something to which he, as a celebrity, is apparently entitled. The thought struck me that a free Neo1973 running OpenMoko should be sent to him as soon as possible - it would be great if we could beat Apple to the punch. The motivation is that we can, hopefully, get some rather hefty publicity - maybe even in preference to Apple and iPhone - to the teenage/20s-age demographic, which is the biggie for cellular telephones. If we toss in some stuff about open source being "software democracy," he should eat it up. I'd definitely be willing to chip in some money for this if we needed to come up with dedicated funding for the phone and the shipping.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Allan Straub
> >
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