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March 10, 2008

… is the future!

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IBM got into decent trouble for painting these signs on the pavements of a big US city as a part of a marketing campaign.
What is blurred out in the image?

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Here is another look at the same ad, but on a less harmful billboard.

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Cracked by: madhur , yaksha , nofreebrains , teju , Shreyas , nishansolo , Rohan , jayanth , shenoyvarun86 , Dibyo , Shyam , Vinod P.V , Ganesh Prasad , Nikhil , Tathagata Chatterjee , shivathilak , shivathilak , Sandhip , bobo , uma , varuns88 , sidsen , prasanth , Srikanth , BiGFooT , udupendra , Poornima , Ginkgo100 , Manish and duriel.

Answer:Tux, the Linux mascot is blurred out.
IBM was fined and made to clean the ads off of SFO’s pavements.

They were trying to promote their Linux based servers.


30 Responses to “… is the future!”

  1. madhur
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    IBM’s marketing campaign in 2001 called Peace, Love and Linux. Symbol of Tux the penguin, mascot of Linux is blurred in the image.


  2. yaksha
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    IBM’s peace love linux campaign
    physical graffiti[:p] Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    blurred is Tux’s image


  3. nofreebrains

    Tux the Penguin-Peace,Love and Linux


  4. teju
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    Smiling, chubby penguin — longtime mascot of the Linux operating system


  5. Shreyas

    Love, Peace and Linux campaign…


  6. nishansolo

    Tux is being blurred out.

    IBM recently paid a fine of $100000 for spray painting peace, love and linux on the footpaths of San Francisco.


  7. Rohan
    1

    The linux penguin, Tux


  8. tux
    (peace love and linux campaign)


  9. The Linux “Tux”


  10. Dibyo
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    It’s the penguin Tux, symbol of Linux.


  11. Shyam

    Penguin. This was done as part of their “Love, Peace & Linux” campaign!


  12. Vinod P.V

    “Penguin” – Linux’s mascot


  13. Ganesh Prasad

    Chubby penguin — longtime mascot of the Linux operating system, which runs on some of IBM’s servers.

    The signs are made from biodegradable chalk.


  14. Nikhil

    Peace, Love and Linux.


  15. Tathagata Chatterjee
    1

    “Love, Peace & Linux” campaign from IBM.
    Blurred image is that of a penguin ( Tux??),mascot of the Linux operating system.
    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  16. shivathilak

    its the linux penguin. this was a part of the peace love and linux campaign in san fransisco. ibm paid a fine of some 1.2 million too.


  17. shivathilak

    TUX the penguin


  18. Sandhip

    Tux – penguin
    The artwork was meant to celebrate IBM’s newfound support of Linux


  19. linux


  20. uma

    Tux
    as a part of “peace,love,linux” ad campaign


  21. varuns88
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    the Linux mascot, Tux..


  22. sidsen
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    tux


  23. linux symbol


  24. Srikanth

    Tux the penguin (Mascot of Linux)


  25. BiGFooT

    Tux has been blurred out , pics are of IBM`s “Peace,Love and Linux” marketing campaign…
    wonder what they`ll come up with next…
    Darth-Vader vs. Tux in Star Wars : Redux ?


  26. udupendra
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    Tux.

    Peace, Love, and Linux.


  27. Poornima

    tux


  28. Peace, Love, and Linux! The Linux penguin logo is blurred from these pictures of IBM graffiti in San Francisco.


  29. Manish

    Linux Penguin is blurred.
    Peace, Love, and Linux Penguins


  30. duriel
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    Peace Love Linux campaign

    The blurred out is a Penguin Logo (Tux).


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