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Re: names good for marketing

On Tuesday 28 December 2004 05:45 pm, Mauro Darida wrote:

> > > Yeah, I've gotta admit, I'm a bit turned off by the name, "Ubuntu."
> >
> > Perhaps the poster would be turned off by any non-english or
> > non-european name.
> I think that ubuntu is probably a good name if you want to
> sell in africa but certainly not a good choice if you want to sell in
> the western world. Do not underestimate the power of emotions.

To put it bluntly, the issue is whether white people will accept a product 
with a Black African "sounding" name or not.  

Alvin Smith

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