What I think might be wrong with the GGL-shirts
Yesterday it was the first time I went out with my cool GetGNULinux-shirt. But I think there's somehow something wrong with that shirt.
And I don't mean that it could be a bit bigger (or I a bit smaller), but marketing-wise.
The problem I see is that people totally unrelated to Linux might have a quick look at what the shirt says and then don't care because it's nothing funny.
People who use Linux might think "Whoa, cool! He's using Linux and shows it!", but that I also do by wearing my old Suse-shirt. ;-)
People who heard of Linux but don't use it might actually be the ones that the shirt might have the desired effect on, that they go home and check GGL.org.
People who have heard of Linux but don't like it will simply think you something between an idiot and a total lunatic. But that's actually something I don't care about since I have worn things that would have suggested much more advanced stages of mental instability than only a Linux-shirt.
But people who never heard of Linux will simply have no idea of what the shirt tries to tell them. So it also won't affect them.
It's like with many commercials here on TV. They show something, talk a lot of chinese and shout "yeah!". And I just go like "What the hell was that commercial about?".
To get people interested who have never heard of Linux another shirt might be better.
"Pissed off of Windows? Then get GetGNULinux.org!"