Re: real marketing or just catchy slogans?

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 12:05 +0000, Alex Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 12:24 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> > > There were criticisms in there of Nautilus, the menu editor, performance
> > > and usage of GNOME VFS (without specifics, it has to be said). Did those
> > > ever get sent back to the Nautilus developers? How about a proposal to
> > > include SMEG in 2.14?
> > 
> > OK, but don't think it's going to help our marketing to have a discussion
> > about whether spatial nautilus is good or not, as long as this mailing
> > list remains as poorly informed about the user experience as the average
> > slashdot commenter.
> As an outsider butting in :o), I would say it does, and being "poorly
> informed" probably helps this list more than it hinders it. I'm not sure
> what model most people have of marketing (in terms of, how does it
> actually work, and how do you seek to achieve things using it?), but for
> me the idea is that you're trying to get someone to draw a conclusion or
> make a decision based on the materials/information you give them -
> usually, a decision to buy (which may not be the case here). The most
> convincing argument you usually hear is the one you make to yourself.

> And also, before I relurk again, I would suggest not trying to do too
> much too soon - i.e., start small. Personally, I would attempt to hit
> developers: getting people enthused about the GNOME platform to build
> cool stuff for it. Developers build demand, users drive it IMHO - MS
> have been fantastic at that in the past. Beagle, dashboard, F-spot, that
> kind of app already generates buzz and excitement. There are surely some
> quick wins there.

I hope you don't lurk, it's good to have different perspective and what
you're saying sounds pretty interesting.  :-)


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