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FP? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103569)

Welcome to Chinese Restaurant.
Please try your Nice Chinese Food With Chopsticks the traditional and typical of Chinese glorious history and cultural

Re:FP? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103670)

Me wuv you long time.

Re:FP? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103735)

"BAMBOO CHOPSTICKS PRODUCT OF CHINA"

Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted!

Higher resolution image? (4, Interesting)

gimpboy (34912) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103577)

Does anyone have a higher resolution image so I can actually read the names.

Re:Higher resolution image? (5, Informative)

Kreldon (31202) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103614)

Re:Higher resolution image? (-1, Offtopic)

UnanimousCoward (9841) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103768)

Can't find Linus...

Re:Higher resolution image? (5, Funny)

TheGrim (833455) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103835)

"No occurences of:

Bill Gates

Found in this document."


Must have ran out of ink.

Nifty. (2, Interesting)

gimpboy (34912) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103849)

I'm right at the bottom of the paw. It's cool that they had enough money for two pages, but it might have been better to have spent the extra money on a different publication.

Re:Higher resolution image? (1)

nijk (781345) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103617)

Yeah, I'd like to see where my $10 went.

Re:Higher resolution image? (0, Redundant)

orevo (697682) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103624)

You can find PDF of this at: http://www.mozilla.org/press/nytimes-firefox-final .pdf

Re:Higher resolution image? (3, Informative)

Gossy (130782) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103625)

Here you go...

High resolution PDF [mozilla.org]

You can zoom in to read the names nicely.

Re:Higher resolution image? (1)

pdiaz (262591) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103842)

Use the Coralized link [nyud.net] , or Mozilla will to ask for more donations to pay for the bandwidth ;-). BTW, the Firefox coral extension [nyu.edu] rules!

Re:Higher resolution image? (0, Redundant)

berkut7 (761778) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103626)

pdf here [mozilla.org]

Re:Higher resolution image? (1)

pbranes (565105) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103627)

Mozillazine has a link. Go to their page here. It is in pdf and is about 700KB. All of the names are readable if you zoom in. http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=5 781 [mozillazine.org]

Re:Higher resolution image? (1)

rksubbu (773135) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103765)

I just went and bought a NY Times from local starbucks!! Cooool!!

OMG, FP FOR FIRST TIME IN YEARS (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103580)

Its been like four years. Wowwee wow, wow.

Re:OMG, FP FOR FIRST TIME IN YEARS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103682)

You failed it against Chopsticks.

Cheers! (5, Interesting)

orevo (697682) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103582)

It'll be interesting to see exactly how much this (wonderfully designed) ad will affect the number of downloads over the next few days. Here's to hoping this makes a difference with all the Joe User's out there.

Re:Cheers! (5, Interesting)

tgd (2822) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103704)

The question is, whats the penetration of awareness of Firefox already among the particular demographic that actually reads the NY Times outside of the NY area.

I'd bet a large percentage of people likely to see the ad already are familiar with Firefox, considering how much media attention its gotten in magazines, NPR, etc over the last few months.

This strikes me as more of a vanity move than a real marketing move. If the intent was to increase browser awareness, the NYT isn't the place to advertise it. People Magazine is, or the Enquirer, or other demographically focused rags like that which target demographics less likely to already be aware of Firefox.

Re:Cheers! (2, Interesting)

JaffaKREE (766802) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103705)

I think this is something we all have a responsibility to make sure happens. Every time a neighbor/family member/etc asks for tech help, whether it be setting up a router or cleaning 700 spyware infections up, that's the perfect opportunity to mention IE alternatives.

If they resist, install it and change the IE icon to point to it. :-)

Not to sound grim.. (2, Interesting)

paranode (671698) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103728)

But I wonder how much this will affect the number of worms/trojans that start affecting Firefox vulnerabilities. I think Firefox is superior to IE, but it has enjoyed staying out of the spotlight enough to avoid the attention of malware writers.

Re:Not to sound grim.. (3, Insightful)

JaffaKREE (766802) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103774)

Let's worry about that after Internet Explorer sinks below 50% on the usage charts.

Re:Cheers! (1)

ant0ine (840197) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103838)

It'll be interesting to compare this impact with the impacts of IE security alerts.

WooHoo (0, Troll)

pkcs11 (529230) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103589)

I wonder how many ads IE will have to take out to compete with this?
Oh, thats right, none.

And this is newsworthy why? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103590)

Meanwhile, in actual news...

What are the chances... (5, Funny)

YodaToo (776221) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103593)

...we could start a fund raising project to run a full-page ad for Lynx [browser.org] ?

Re:What are the chances... (2, Funny)

RAMMS+EIN (578166) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103685)

I'd say about 100% that you could start it. ;-)

Heck, I'll even donate. If that could make web programmers and companies aware that there are other browsers out there.

Re:What are the chances... (1)

YodaToo (776221) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103753)

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to pick up on my poor choice of wording.

I could probably raise enough funds to run a full page Lynx ad in our local paper here in rural Louisiana. Bet it would really befuddle the locals!

Re:What are the chances... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103694)

"Lynx: the world's fastest browser for ASCII pr0n."

Re:What are the chances... (1)

TheGrim (833455) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103720)

...we could find a font that scales well enough to fill a whole nyt page with the names of the 12 or so people that would sign this?

(Also, forget the pretty pic too...)

Re:What are the chances... (1)

JaffaKREE (766802) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103738)

Probably about the same as the percentage of people that use lynx, so 2^-12%.

Re:What are the chances... (3, Funny)

955301 (209856) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103775)


Sounds like an upcoming April Fools joke to me.

Re:What are the chances... (3, Informative)

afd8856 (700296) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103834)

elinks is possibly better
supports tabs and a visual layout closer to the original page. Plus, http autentification, making it superior to links.

Hard time (-1, Redundant)

lecuyerjm (778596) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103596)

Its gonna be hard to find my name =)

What if... (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103600)

... the web browser I'm fed up with is FireFox?

Re:What if... (0, Flamebait)

REBloomfield (550182) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103796)

ironically, firefox crashed after viewing the ad....

PHEW! (1, Funny)

the_unknown_soldier (675161) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103608)

Here i was thinking the new york times would go out of print before they got this thing through!
Perfect, this will come just in time for the pre christmas, holiday rush where nobody reads newspapers.

I wonder if M$ will reply... (5, Interesting)

Mondongo (43895) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103609)

One has to wonder, will 'Monkey' Ballmer and his gang of miscreants reply to this? Will we see a big 'IE. Get with the program.' on the next days? They cannot let this stand...

j.

Re:I wonder if M$ will reply... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103661)

No. We'll see IE, the leading web browser in the world with 80+ percent of the market.

Re:I wonder if M$ will reply... (5, Interesting)

generic-man (33649) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103672)

In 1995, IBM took out a four-page ad in the New York Times the day Windows 95 came out. It read, to start, "Pay No Attention to the OS Behind the Curtain." In four pages of graphics and text, IBM pointed out how OS/2 was so much better than Windows 95 would ever be.

Being a big OS/2 advocate at the time (really) I was overjoyed by the ad. Microsoft never formally refuted the ad, and we all know how successful OS/2 would go on to be in the marketplace.

Re:I wonder if M$ will reply... (1)

RAMMS+EIN (578166) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103763)

``we all know how successful OS/2 would go on to be in the marketplace.''

and what a pity. Say, I have a copy of OS/2 Warp version 3 here, but it won't install on my hard drive (doesn't recognize the geometry). Would you happen to have any idea what I can do about that?

Re:I wonder if M$ will reply... (1)

First Person (51018) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103812)

IBM pointed out how OS/2 was so much better than Windows 95 would ever be.

What do you mean? IBM was correct. OS/2 was far superior to Windows 95. As for subsequent releases for Redmond...lets just say that opinions vary.

Re:I wonder if M$ will reply... (1)

which way is up (835908) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103683)

No, instead they'll just bundle IE deeper into with their OS (hence the announcement about no further stand alone IE releases).

Re:I wonder if M$ will reply... (1)

twiddlingbits (707452) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103733)

I hope they do, then they would be in clear violation of the settlement agreement to end the Anti-Trust suit. IIRC, M$ had to DECOUPLE the O/S and IE as part of the terms, as well as not requiring mfgs to install Windows on all PCs they sell. Of course, this all assumes the Gov't will enforce the terms of the settlement.

Re:I wonder if M$ will reply... (1)

MagPulse (316) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103725)

I don't think MS can put out IE6 ads with its reputation. It can however hype up IE7/Longhorn. Or if FireFox does take a significant user share, it could backport IE7 to XP like it's done with Avalon, which was supposed to be Longhorn-only.

Bring on the parody ad for IE! (1)

JudgeFurious (455868) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103848)

I want to see the parody of this ad. Someone out there has to do a good Microsoft parody of this.

That's me! (1, Funny)

Prince Vegeta SSJ4 (718736) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103610)

12th line down 182 name over, seee see see, I made the paper! Not.

Re:That's me! (0, Troll)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103760)

Seymour Butts, is that you? Or is that Mike Hunt? I lost count partway through the line...

Very impressive design... (2, Insightful)

TheWart (700842) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103611)

wow

I was a little apprehensive as to how the ad would turn out, but I think the result is not only an eye-catcher, but very classy.
Kudos to the Mozilla team!

What happened to a little heads up? (3, Interesting)

datbox (800756) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103618)

I can't get to the spreadfirefox.com site (damn /.) but from the summary, it sounds like the ad went out today. I thought we (donaters) were supposed to get a little pre-warning before it went out so we could actually head out and buy the paper.

Argh.

Re:What happened to a little heads up? (1)

aeroelastic (840614) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103820)

The article says it is in the Thursday paper, can anyone confirm?

Awesome (1)

infowar (802583) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103620)

Love firefox, though netscape seems faster, IE is crap everyone should acknowledge that.

Congrats to the mozilla team and sponsors... (1)

Yaa 101 (664725) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103623)

It seems we have a merry cristmas this year...

Thanks for making FX I say as developer of SiteBarSidebar.

I Too, would like a higher res version (0, Redundant)

His name cannot be s (16831) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103628)

Perhaps in PDF?

I'd love to print this out and hang it on a wall around here :)

Or, better yet, maybe the Firefox Folks coule sell posters :)

NYT'ed? (-1, Troll)

Folmer (827037) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103634)

Will the ad give the project more exposure, and where? I guess that most people who read that newspaper already got firefox, or wont let some ad decide what browser they are using (If they were, we would see MS servers all ofer the place...)

Re:NYT'ed? (1)

VP (32928) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103710)

USA Today is the newspaper usually provided in most US hotels. An ad there will likely have even more exposure than the NYT...

In other news... (3, Funny)

k4_pacific (736911) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103637)

Spinning newspaper injures reporter.

Impressive (1)

uf22 (521280) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103639)

The spread of Firefox has really impressed me. I think it will only continue to grow, but I'm not sure if the ad will have too much effect. The biggest growth will come from those 11 million people telling their friends and family to give it a try.

I have been recently trying to promote my own new site breasy.com [breasy.com] (coincidentally something of a Firefox competitor) and I am learning how difficult it is to get the word out about a new piece of software, even if it is extremely useful and free! So, I am impressed even more by the quick spread of firefox. I have also noticed in my site's logs that IE is only used about 80% of the time. I think its share is definitely decreasing.

Re:Impressive (1)

spud603 (832173) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103778)

you should maybe check out your breasy.com... i'm using safari (yes, i know) and all it did was keep reloading itself without ever loading content. (about once a second). maybe this has something to do with the higher non-ie turnout on your site?

Just how exactly are they paying for this? (1, Interesting)

stevenrace (822656) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103651)

I can't say I fully understand the business model behind the Mozilla project. There are no ads on their homepage or within their product that generate income, so just how exact are they funding their project (and advertisement). I always figured it was a sort of philanthropic effort.

Re:Just how exactly are they paying for this? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103712)

The ad was funded by donations.

Re:Just how exactly are they paying for this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103756)

Donations.

Re:Just how exactly are they paying for this? (2, Insightful)

twiddlingbits (707452) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103816)

Read the very bottom of Page 2 of the NYT Ad. There you will find your answer.

Just heard the news (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103653)

I just heard sad news on talk radio - Home Secretary of the UK David Blunkett has resigned after a scandal. I'm sure we'll all miss him - even if you didn't follow his career you've probably appreciated his legislation. Truly an European icon.

Foreign media? (0)

darth_silliarse (681945) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103659)

Does the Firefox team have any plans to assault the foreign press with their fabulous browser?

Re:Foreign media? (1)

BeeRockxs (782462) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103688)

There has already been an donation-paid advertisement in one of Germany's largest national newspapers about a week ago.

Typo! (-1)

jstave (734089) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103667)

Dammit, they misspelled my name!

hmm (1, Funny)

ronsta (815765) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103676)

the coolest thing about firefox is getting it past your company firewall and system administrator. i wish i could do that with counter-strike...but i would settle for a stripper. people at work come up behind me and they're like "whoa..are you running microsoft plus? your IE icons look sooOooO cool." that's SO Netscape 4.2, though...come on.

include the Fox on CD? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103677)

Would it have been feasable to include a CD with the paper so NYT readers could fire up the fox?

NYT Ad (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103678)

Oh, Please!
It's a fucking browser people!

Re:NYT Ad (2, Insightful)

Fantastic Lad (198284) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103844)

It's a fucking browser people!

--Which would not exist at all without community enthusiasm and support. These are POSITIVE things. Why do some people have a problem with this?

Your stick is in the mud.


-FL

Not very good (4, Insightful)

Trinition (114758) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103691)

I looked at the PNG linked to in the posting, and i have to say, I wasn't very impressed. It sounds like something written by a bunch of open source programmers.

They refer to the people who've downloaded it as "users". While, yes, they are users, I think the majority of the web browsing population doesn't use the term "user" when referring to themselves. Something like "... 10 million people from around the world..." would've sounded less geek-like.

Heck, a lot of people don't even separate the "web browser" as something that is distinct. They think of the web as the Internet, their monitor as their computer, their case as their hard drive, etc.

The ad did focus on the spyware, crashes, etc. which is good -- but, IMHO, they just didn't do it in the "average computer users" tongue.

Re:Not very good (2, Funny)

CMRichar (610129) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103785)

... they just didn't do it in the "average computer users" tongue.

No, no they didnt. but using two pages just to print "IE is teh ghey" or "Firefox is doubleplus good" somehow lacks style...and style counts for something nowadays...

Re:Not very good (1)

xstein (578798) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103793)

Agreed.

Also the fact that its free should be more prominently displayed, and obvious advantages to MSIE should be showcasted somehow, rather than meaningless testimonials.

The graphic design work on the other hand was sensational.

Re:Not very good (1)

GeckoX (259575) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103810)

Yes, it certainly doesn't do a very good job of propagating ignorance does it?

Point: Do you really think that this ad is targeted at those people that don't know or care what a web browser even is? How would one do that?

Re:Not very good (5, Insightful)

JaffaKREE (766802) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103818)

You would prefer "Ten million people from around the world have downloaded the internet to their computer" ?

That is what I call redundancy !

Re:Not very good (1)

Jucius Maximus (229128) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103832)

"I looked at the PNG linked to in the posting, and i have to say, I wasn't very impressed. It sounds like something written by a bunch of open source programmers."

That's also what I thought. The ad assumes you know the meaning of the terms web browser and open source. The only clue really is that they say it allows you to "surf faster and more efficiently, thus indicating its function to the uninitiated.

Re:Not very good (5, Insightful)

IainMH (176964) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103839)



People aren't *complete* idiots. Anyone who doesn't understand 'user' probably doesn't understand any of the concepts involved.

It's a self-policing system.

Made me think of this... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103696)

"It's All About The Pentiums"
'Weird Al' Yankovic

It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby), yeah, now, what y'all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?
Workin' at a desk with a dumb little placard?
Yeah, payin' the bills with my mad programming skills
Defraggin' my hard drive for thrills
I got me a hundred gigabytes of RAM
I never feed trolls and I don't read spam
Installed a T1 line in my house
Always at my PC, double-clickin' on my mizouse
Upgrade my system at least twice a day
I'm strictly plug-and-play, I ain't afraid of Y2K
I'm down with Bill Gates, I call him "Money" for short
I phone him up at home and I make him do my tech support
It's all about the Pentiums, what?
You've gotta be the dumbest newbie I've ever seen
You've got white-out all over your screen
You think your Commodore 64 is really neato
What kinda chip you got in there, a Dorito?
You're usin' a 286? Don't make me laugh
Your Windows boots up in what, a day and a half?
You could back up your whole hard drive on a floppy diskette
You're the biggest joke on the Internet
Your database is a disaster
You're waxin' your modem, tryin' to make it go faster
Hey fella, I bet you're still livin' in your parents' cellar
Downloadin' pictures of Sarah Michelle Gellar
And postin' "Me too!" like some brain-dead AOL-er
I should do the world a favor and cap you like Old Yeller
You're just about as useless as jpegs to Hellen Keller
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
Now, what y'all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?
Uh, uh, loggin' in now
Wanna run wit my crew, hah?
Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?
They call me the king of the spreadsheets
Got 'em printed out on my bedsheets
My new computer's got the clocks, it rocks
But it was obsolete before I opened the box
You say you've had your desktop for over a week?
Throw that junk away, man, it's an antique
Your laptop is a month old? Well that's great
If you could use a nice, heavy paperweight
My digital media is write-protected
Every file inspected, no viruses detected
I beta tested every operation system
Gave props to some, and others? I dissed 'em
While your computer's crashin', mine's multitaskin'
It does all my work without me even askin'
Got a flat-screen monitor forty inches wide wide
I believe that your says "Etch-A-Sketch" on the side
In a 32-bit world, you're a 2-bit user
You've got your own newsgroup, "alt.total-loser"
Your motherboard melts when you try to send a fax
Where'd you get your CPU, in a box of Cracker Jacks?
Play me online? Well, you know that I'll beat you
If I ever meet you I'll control-alt-delete you
What? What? What? What? What?
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
Now, what y'all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?
What??

I. P.... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103699)

anyone see I.P. Freely?

Switching? (0)

kaleco (801384) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103702)

"I was tired of my browser crashing everyday(sic) so I tried Firefox. Now I can't live without it. Pop-up blocking, secure browsing and no spyware and best of all... not a crash since I
switched - Austin Henderson, USA.

Substitute Firefox in the sentance above (from the NYT ad) for 'OS X'...

This ad is far more visually impressive than I anticipated. I am in the UK and will look for a hard copy when they arrive in newsagents.

And in business news today... (2, Funny)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103723)

Microsoft has purchased the New York Times Company (NYT) and as a celebration of their new found synergies has decided to cancel today's printing. Bill Gates, reached via telephone, remarked "Oh, did we buy them... I didn't notice. I hope Steve [Balmer] remembered to use by Diner's Club Card for that acquisition."

Hidden Image or Subliminal Ad? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103734)

I love the ad! I especially like the hidden image on the first page (stare at the page long enough with uncrossed eyes and "IE Sucks" will appear in 3D). Was this a clever easter egg or just an attempt at semi-subtle subliminal advertising?

Lets go easy on there server. (1)

geekguy (97470) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103736)

How about we not post any links to mozilla.org over the next few days so anyone who wants to download it will get faster speeds and not have to deal with slashdot bandwith usage?

All you wanted to know about the ad... (5, Informative)

Jonny Royale (62364) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103743)

Here [spreadfirefox.com] is a link to the folks behind the ad. Including a PDF version, a poster you can buy...and a place to put in the correction if they mis-typed your name.

Location? (1)

m3000 (46427) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103770)

Anyone know where in the paper it is? Like right behind the front page, or section E page 12

IE (1)

Mr_Silver (213637) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103776)

I notice with interest that absolutely nowhere does it mention the words "Internet Explorer".

Was that deliberate? I ask because too many people equate Internet Explorer with "The Internet" and don't consider that it is actually their web browser.

(On a side note: Is anyone else finding that Firefox crashes if you try and open a group of tabs for the first time it starts up? I'm submitting 2 to 4 trackbacks a day and it's getting annoying now)

Double names! (1)

Civil_Disobedient (261825) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103784)

I know this shouldn't detract from the 11+ million downloads and all that... but I noticed a couple of doubles in the names.

And no, I didn't read the entire list. I just happened to notice "Nathan Campbell Nathan Campbell" two times in a row by accident.

Just sayin'.

Bleeding... (1)

dfj225 (587560) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103795)

I would like to see a high res scan of this printed on newsprint. I find it hard to imagine that they could print this on newsprint without the ink bleeding to make the names illegiable.

How ironic (3, Insightful)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103805)

That an advertisement, usually despised here, on the NY Times, a paper which cannot be linked here without some childish comment regarding registration is now A Good Thing(TM) on /.

They should have checked the names... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103806)

in the 2nd third of the text you can read "Gaylor D. F. Aggot"

Difficulty signing "Joes" on for Firefox (1)

CsiDano (807071) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103811)

At 1 point or another I have worked on the computer of nearly every person I know, removing viri, malware, or upgrading optimizing their pc. For more than a year I have added Firefox (with permission) and I hear the same complaints, inspite of the benefits of Firefox, the moduals are too complicated for the average user, they get frustrated with it's out of the box limitations and give up. I keep trying to convert people but unless they have some computer savy most of the "Joes" give it up and return to IE. On a side note, my college finally added Firefox to the image so we now have a choice.

Multiples (1)

boodaman (791877) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103813)

I think it would have been better to run multiple ads over a series of weeks instead of one monster ad.

If the original goal was 2,500 names, but 10,000 were received, I think there would have been a lot more impact running 4 x 2,500 instead of 1 x 10,000. Maybe every Monday for 4 weeks in a row or something (and not over the holidays).

Toronto (1)

loconet (415875) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103815)

Excuse my ignorance, anyone knows when this ad will hit the newsagents in Toronto? I would like to get a copy.

Online Version? (1)

baumanj (459939) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103821)

Is the ad appearing in the online version of the NYT? I personally know a lot more people who read it online than in print.

Wow!! (3, Funny)

Jakhel (808204) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103828)

What do you guys think they used as the font/size for all those names? That's like EULA sized print!

Some big-time advertizers on there... (0, Offtopic)

kamg (312270) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103831)

...such as Spud McKenzie. Apprently the old dog likes Bug and fast and secure web-browsing!

It is not clear what it is! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11103846)

It's not clear what firefox is or what would replace.
There is "web browser" on the first page but not the magic word "internet".
Any wayt it's a good efford.

Tomorrow's News... (2, Funny)

un1xl0ser (575642) | more than 9 years ago | (#11103850)

Mozilla.org has been New-York-Times-dotted today, when hundreds of thousands of readers tried to download the open source browser Firefox...
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