[kde-promo] Re: Re: Re: Re: WSJ Strikeout and TypeHeads [LONG]

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Fri Apr 11 08:44:59 BST 2003

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On Friday April 11, 2003 12:34, Martin Konold wrote:
> Am Freitag, 11. April 2003 09:05 schrieb Neil Stevens:
> Hi,
> > > Wall Street Journal != General Public
> > > Wall Street Journal ~= Decision Makers
> >
> > High-level business and investment decision makers, yes.  But KDE is
> > not a business, so those decision makers don't do us any good.  Any
> > company that has its IT policy changed on the whim of a CEO who read
> > about some software in the newspaper isn't going to last long.
> According to my experience (and believe me I already introduced KDE to
> many companies incl. larger investment banks etc) such newspapers help a
> lot.
> Basically often two things happen.
> 1.) Boss reads about new product / technology and then asks the middle
> management to report if they are already doing an evaluation.

Like I said, any company where the boss constantly has his people jumping 
from one fad to the next isn't going to do KDE much good. :-)

> 2.) middle management wants tointroduce a technology and when they
> present their ideas to the boss it helps them a _lot_ if the boss can
> say: "Yeah I already know,... some hot stuff..... go for it...)

This is true, but does require us to have already convinced the technical 
managers.  Swaying the "lazy journalists" gets us nowhere on that front.

- -- 
Neil Stevens - neil at qualityassistant.com
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the
sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him
for the same act as the destroyer of liberty." -- Abraham Lincoln
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