[TriLUG] OT: Marketing from Red Hat?
spkorb at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 08:24:12 EDT 2011
Whoops! No spell checker on my crappy IE browser. Apologies.
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Sean Korb <spkorb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just got some very well costructed spam in my snail mail box. It's
> a large envelope with a return address Red Ha 1801 Varsity Dr. Raleigh
> NC 27606 hand written. The post park is North Texas 390 and the
> package is earplugs and a card that says "Don't just be a spectator,
> Sean. Start your engines at: www.GetIntoTheRace.com/SeanKorb" plus a
> clip on "Pit Pass" badge. A wget for the site doesn't reveal much
> except exclusive use of Flash and Java Script.
> The domain is registered by GoDaddy so the owners are properly proxied
> away from me. Is this a Red Hat marketing device or just plain old
> abuse? Usualy Red Hat is very up front about how it markets to
> potential customers. And ummmm... they don't usualy use Flash and
> I think the next step is to bring this to Red Hat's attention, but if
> anyone gets a similar mailing, I wanted to warn them. It could be
> something they've contraced out to an external supplier, and they
> should know how unpleasent it all looks without getting as far as
> looking at it.
> Sean Korb spkorb at spkorb.org http://www.spkorb.org
> '65,'68 Mustangs,'68 Cougar,'78 R100/7,'60 Metro,'59 A35,'71 Pantera #1382
> "The more you drive, the less intelligent you get" --Miller
> "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." -P. Picasso
Sean Korb spkorb at spkorb.org http://www.spkorb.org
'65,'68 Mustangs,'68 Cougar,'78 R100/7,'60 Metro,'59 A35,'71 Pantera #1382
"The more you drive, the less intelligent you get" --Miller
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." -P. Picasso
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