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Re: OpenOffice Ads on Buses -- Saw one this morning!

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	Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> __/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Tuesday 21 March 2006 19:37 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [ John Bailo ] on Tuesday 21 March 2006 17:55 \__
>>> > I thought I was dreaming this morning when driving to work (on
>>> > the street we take to Sushi, near Jeff Bezos? new office park
>>> > here in Kent, WA, USA http://www.blueorigin.com/) and I saw a
>>> > bus advertisement for OpenOffice run by real quick.
>>> >
>>> > I thought I was dreaming, so I looked it up and sure enough Sun is
>>> > spreading it around this area:
>>> >
>>> > http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS5764536419.html
>>> Every city should have Open Source ads. That should be mandated by
>>> the government, whose interests lie in excellent Open
>>> Source. Thanks for sharing.
>> Should have? Yes. Government mandated adds? No.
> I was only joking, of course. This had me thinking about poster ads
> which the University spread around the computer clusters. I quietly
> protested about that as I don't believe in academic institutes
> becoming industrialised and commercialised.

When I was at university in the early to mid 70's the physics prof had
his own company on site. Equipment ordered for the physics department
often ended up at his building never to be seen by the rest of the
physics faculty.

> They are being 'fed' with enough money from local (and particularly
> international) students. So why the greed?

Do you really need an answer to this? Greed is a weakness even in
academic circles and is one of mankinds most serious problems IMHO.

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