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iPhone & The Art Of Selling Touch-screen Phones

Posted by Q on September 30, 2008

This post has got nothing to do with the iPhone; 3G or otherwise

Sometime back, when i was still an B-schooler unschooled in the art of marketing, i had made a few video ads for a competition @ IIM Kozhikode. Our presentation was on Touch-screen mobile phones & i remember we got ripped apart by the judges because they perceived touch-screen technology to be a distant futuristic invention & we weren’t to sully the good ol’ name of the art of snake-oil selling. Now, that the iPhone has seen the light of the day even amongst cave-dwellers, i hope those good folks are living on a steady diet of humble pie. Here ends the obscure iPhone reference.

Disclaimer: I don’t have the license to use music from Enya’s Watermark, Gladiator OST & Enigma’s Greatest Hits Disc compilations. I just hope that they dont mind 😉

The videos are courtesy Getty Images

From An Advertising perspective, i guess the copy-work is pretty bad; but hey, these were my first vid (and last till now 😦 ) vid edits

a) Theme – Doctor & Baby

b) Theme – Redemption

c) Theme – Sensual

Note: Here’s the CC License

Creative Commons License
Touchscreen Ads by Q is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at dotstuff.wordpress.com.
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Getting back @ the man

Posted by Q on September 30, 2008

https://i1.wp.com/www.comtech-networking.com/images/Administrator.jpgi detest my sysadmin. Or, to put it more accurately, i think their IT policy is moronic

lemme list out the weirdo rules:

  1. No Admin Rights
  2. Scheduled AV scans; daily, weekly, monthly
  3. No USB access
  4. This is all ofcourse, on top of outdated hardware; pis-poor RAM power

In the often meandering & confused fight against piracy; these guys have the typical buried-head-in-the-sands routine…lets shut everything down, no sysadmin rights to users, no new software, no piracy blah blah blah.

What does it matter that Xobni is revolutionizing the way we(I) use Outlook, Evernote is making my notes seamless between machines, Dmailer sync is eliminating 3.5 kgs of Laptop lugging everyday…Feed Demon, Google Talk, WinRAR; are all what i NEED!

So, anyway. here’s the guide to a more powered existence. Death to syadmin rules!

a) Power-Up from user to admin

Download this Zip File (Link). Burn CD. Follow instructions. You’re set

USB Access is ofcourse granted the minute you get admin rights

b) Delete scheduled Admin scans on Symantec AV


Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>INTEL>LANDesk>VirusProtect6>CurrentVersion>LocalScans>

Delete all “ClientServerScheduledScan” folders

Anybody else has a solved/unsolved grouse, do write in!

P.S.>No Torrent/P2P/mIRC How-To’s to be posted

P.S.2>psst, use Usenet 😉

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