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Please dump really awful iAnywhere ad!!!

2 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2002-07-20 03:49:35.0Z
Dan Konigsbach Posted on 2002-07-19 01:51:30.0Z
From: "Dan Konigsbach" <dkonigsbach@dominator.com>
Subject: Please dump really awful iAnywhere ad!!!
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 18:51:30 -0700
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I *love* SQL Anywhere. We use it, it's wonderful. I'm happy to praise it
to anyone and everyone.

About 10 minutes ago, I happened onto the Builder.com web site, where I came
across a doubleclick ad for iAnywhere.

The ad is easily *the most annoying advertisement I have ever seen on a web
page*! It consists of two images flashing back and forth several times a
second. One image is a butler holding a tray, the other is white text on an
orange background that says "See for yourself. Download a free evaluation
of SQL Anywhere Studio." On the bottom, it switches between the iAnywhere
logo and "undetectable(?)".

The flashing is horrible. If you wanted to piss of the viewer, you
couldn't do a better job. This is bound to cause a lot of ill will. (And
remember, I like you folks. I'm a fan.)

Please pull this kind of rapid flashing ad from distribution as quickly as
physically possible. (And maybe arrange a merciful execution for the genius
who thought up this awful concept.)

The horror! The horror!

- Dan Konigsbach


Edward Muesch Posted on 2002-07-20 03:49:35.0Z
From: "Edward Muesch" <emuesch@hotmail.com>
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I can't remark on the ad you mention, but as a writer for CNET's Builder.com
I was wondering if you were there looking for a particular technology, and
if you were what it might have been? I'm their writer on Sybase technology
and am interested in finding out what other Sybase developers might be
interested in reading. I'm actually a Powerbuilder/ASE/ASA developer (7+
years) and have been freelancing for them for a couple of months now. I've
written a series on ASE triggers, a series on ASE XML (2 of 3 released
already) and coming soon will be a series on ASE XQL.

Any ideas on what articles you might like to see in the future?


Thanks in advance,

Edward Muesch

Dan Konigsbach <dkonigsbach@dominator.com> wrote in message
news:kP5uxhsLCHA.306@forums.sybase.com...
> I *love* SQL Anywhere. We use it, it's wonderful. I'm happy to praise it
> to anyone and everyone.
>
> About 10 minutes ago, I happened onto the Builder.com web site, where I
came
> across a doubleclick ad for iAnywhere.
>
> The ad is easily *the most annoying advertisement I have ever seen on a
web
> page*! It consists of two images flashing back and forth several times a
> second. One image is a butler holding a tray, the other is white text on
an
> orange background that says "See for yourself. Download a free evaluation
> of SQL Anywhere Studio." On the bottom, it switches between the iAnywhere
> logo and "undetectable(?)".
>
> The flashing is horrible. If you wanted to piss of the viewer, you
> couldn't do a better job. This is bound to cause a lot of ill will. (And
> remember, I like you folks. I'm a fan.)
>
> Please pull this kind of rapid flashing ad from distribution as quickly as
> physically possible. (And maybe arrange a merciful execution for the
genius
> who thought up this awful concept.)
>
> The horror! The horror!
>
> - Dan Konigsbach
>
>