Some (cute) girl yesterday who doesn't understand computers at all pointed at my laptop and asked "where did you get this damned cool sticker"? It was the wireframe Puffy. People also tend to stare at Puffy when I use my laptop on the bus. I think this confirms that the stickers are really good design. I also have an O'Nell sticker on my laptop (surfing company). I guess it means that O'Neill with their undoubtedly huge budget are #2 in coolness here. Would it be possible to make a sticker with this picture, but with the small letters removed and the large ones all in one size? http://openbsd.org/images/tshirt-23.gif I would like to have the "OPENBSD" label under Puffy so people know what this is, put it into google etc. But don't want the "details", cause they sound a bit like an advert. I am glad that I can proudly put OpenBSD stickers on my stuff without feeling like an infantile nerd, which would definitely happen with the Linux logo. Personally, the feeling or message I am getting from these stickers is "we're not sloppy, we want to do everything well, including graphics design." In marketing terms, it makes an impression that OpenBSD has a good corporate identity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_identity). CL<
Speaking as an OpenBSD developer, I can assure you that OpenBSD would become much less attractive to spend time on if it was run like a company. I think what we produce (software and and other stuff) is high quality because we like what we do. Having fun (yes, developing is a weird kind of fun for me) is important to me. Take away the fun factor and OpenBSD falls apart. -Otto
good corporate identity != run like a corporation The "corporate" in "corporate identity" should be taken literally. Or rather, the metaphor should be divested of any associations with private, profit-seeking organizations. A good corporate identity is about clarity of message; there's no reason that message can't be what OpenBSD is really about. In my view OpenBSD has an excellent identity and message - clear, narrow focus on a small and easily understandable set of concepts (security by default, unencumbered, quality, etc.) and a variety of well-designed and executed graphic images unified by a well-chosen icon. In fact the great virtue of that is that it obviates the need for top-down discipline in getting the message out. Anybody who wants to evangelize the unwashed will have no problem figuring out what message to convey. No reason to fear that. -g
My experience is the same. Any time I wear my wireframe Puffy shirt a few people a day come up to me and get a closer look, same with the laptop sticker when I have my laptop with me. Greg -- Ticketmaster and Ticketweb suck, but everyone knows that: http://ticketmastersucks.org Dethink to survive - Mclusky
The same here. I have wireframe puffy on the back of my car. VERY attractive: http://www.toxahost.ru/images/offroad/brabus/resized_P2010010.JPG
On 30.09-10:03, Anton Karpov wrote: of course, if you were _really_ security conscious you would have cropped the license plate no ;-)
we have 50cm diameter puffy stickers on both sides of our landrover defender. a real eyecatcher.
It's definitely an eyecatcher: http://www.stilyagin.com/OpenBSD/dsc02748.jpg Warning: large image!!! -- Darrin Chandler | Phoenix BSD User Group | MetaBUG email@example.com | http://phxbug.org/ | http://metabug.org/ http://www.stilyagin.com/ | Daemons in the Desert | Global BUG Federation
i have nothing to hide ;) ps: landrover rocks...
Not to mention no download unless registration. Sort of makes the whole excercise rather pointless (if the point wasn't to laugh at gullible people). -- Eke Nordin Unix/net geek, Netia.se consultant, Stacken member. Damian Conway: "The programmer is fighting against the two most destructive forces in the universe: entropy and human stupidity."
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID998565_code249137.pdf?abstrac tid=998565&mirid=1 It's flaky at best for me. Didn't work at all from the office, worked once from home. I read the "download difficulties, click here" when it didn't work at the office. That page states that download requires registration and login, which apparently isn't exactly the truth. Whatever. Thanks for the support and clarifications, the paper seems (after the most superficial skimming) well worth the effort to read. Now returning to normal mode of silent, stumped lurking. -- Eke Nordin Unix/net geek, Netia.se consultant, Stacken member. Damian Conway: "The programmer is fighting against the two most destructive forces in the universe: entropy and human stupidity."
Scroll down a bit further - the PDF downloads do not require registration.
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