Cool idea. I think we should get the press machine turning on the inside, and then set it loose when the Phase 2 is released and ready for prime time.<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/1/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">
Nick Johnson</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br>Which brings me to a sudden (though premature) thought I had. I read<br>one or two other posts in the archives about advertising/hype, and it<br>occurred to me that the contrast between the iPhone and the OpenMoko<br>
is like night and day. Even better, Apple have a very successful<br>advertising campaign that's just begging to be spoofed.</blockquote><div><br>I like the idea of net-distributed ads targeted at programmers. These could be hyped in Slashdot-like circles even before GTA02 is out and before the software is mature - the idea is to attract hackers.
<br><br>Black background. Things come on screen in their unpolished current state, glitches and all.<br>Lines in quotes are voiceovers.<br>"This is turning it on."<br>We see Tux and initscript messages scrolling down the screen.
<br>"This is the internet."<br>Show browser displaying Slashdot or <a href="http://kernel.org">kernel.org</a> or something.<br>"This is your music..."<br>Show terminal with:<br> cd /home/bob/multimedia/music
<br> ls<br> They Might Be Giants The White Stripes<br> The Red Hot Chili Peppers The Killers<br> bob@bobs-open-phone><br>"This is the package manager . . ."<br>Show package manager displaying pending updates.
<br>". . . that installs the updates . . ."<br>User selects an update and clicks Install.<br>" . . . that you write for your Neo."<br>Incoming call interrupts package manager, call is taken.<br>Female voice from phone: "Hey there."
<br>Fade to black, display centered text<br> FIC Neo1973 + OpenMoko<br> Get your hack on.<br><br>That's my idea for a commercial which calls the iPhone commercials to mind, but which are targeted at a different audience and don't raise expectations unreasonably high!