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#165216 - 01/22/07 09:54 AM Re: Marketing by Ambush
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Who is Dvorák
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#165217 - 01/22/07 10:04 AM Re: Marketing by Ambush
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Dvorak,
An early computer geek, he proposed a new layout for the computer keyboard (from memory, I believe it was in the 80's). This was before the Internet and when 'Personal' computers were very rare.
His design was based on the frequency of letters used in the English language and made a whole lot of sense. Although a superior design it was unable to overcome the "human factor". That is, the majority of 'touch typists' who were unable (or unwilling) to relearn in order to improve efficiency.
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#165218 - 01/22/07 10:12 AM Re: unQwertyuiop
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You're confusing John Dvorak with August Dvorak. The first is (still) a computer columnists, and the latter patented the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard in 1936.
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#165219 - 01/22/07 10:15 AM Re: unQwertyuiop
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Thank you, guys, for responding in spite of my evident laziness
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#165220 - 01/22/07 06:29 PM Re: None of the above
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is the Dvorák in question

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#165221 - 01/22/07 06:35 PM Re: Marketing by Ambush
olly Offline
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Is that the term to describe the trend of placing advertiser's products prominently in the hands of the major characters in movies and Television?





Sometimes it is not so obvious. Remember the Coca cola sign in Bladerunner?
Spammers will integrate text into a picture and distort it so it can't be identified by filters.

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#165222 - 01/23/07 12:41 PM Re: Marketing by Ambush
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Fal:'...missed your grand-daughter's wedding because you deleted the announcement without looking at it'

That's probably more than 21 years in the future, at which time I will be 98
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#165223 - 01/23/07 03:21 PM Re: Marketing by Ambush
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why u call it spam...

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#165224 - 01/23/07 06:03 PM Re: Marketing by Ambush
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Quote:

Fal:'...missed your grand-daughter's wedding because you deleted the announcement without looking at it'

That's probably more than 21 years in the future, at which time I will be 98




They do funny things with dates on spam sometimes.

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#165225 - 01/23/07 07:20 PM Re: Marketing by Ambush
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Forgive me bak, but why do I call what spam
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