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Re: names good for marketing



On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 22:01:06 -0500
Alvin Smith <email@alvinsmith.com> wrote:

> 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.  
> 
> -- 
> peace,
> Alvin Smith

What a silly thing to say.

-- 
Raquel
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