|Picture of bike rider on Enron Homepage||djracin|
Jan 17, 2002 3:06 PM
Jan 17, 2002 3:39 PM
|Can someone explain this posting for me. A nice example of royalty free image usage in a corporate webpage? Is that what we talk about in this message group.|
Jan 17, 2002 3:52 PM
|Enron is about the biggest news story since Sept. 11. For more info cruise over to CNN, NBC, ABC, etc. Or the Non-Cycling Discussion.|
Jan 17, 2002 5:43 PM
|... Enron stock is now worth less than the paper it's printed on... http://www.latimes.com/business/la-000004017jan16.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dbusiness it is relavent in that a tech energy conglomerate such as this used a relatively "wholesome" image of a cyclist to show that they are "just one of the guys".
Alas, we're all bombarded by slick and savy campaigns to sway our opinions (everyone does it... sometimes good, oftimes bad) with images like this (calculated marketing)... because we're human, it tugs on our more compulsive nature to establish a quick and easy "judgment" rather than actually seeing what's going on... as Yogi Berra said... "You can observe a lot by watching" and we rarely do...
Remain In Light.
Jan 17, 2002 6:03 PM
|Do we have to spell it out for you? Can't see just a tiny bit of irony in a large electricity futures company that raped the general public and possibly influenced fat-cat politiicans using a bicycle as part of it's choosen image on the internet AND then going bankrupt. Now here's the big leap, stay with me on this, this is a web based discussion group dealing with anything bicycle related and in America we love it when the big bad giant crashes and burns. Hell, we relish in it. Even better when he trips over his own rapidly unraveling shoelaces. |
Now recognize the paradox you put yourself into - by calling attention to this you are in fact adding to the discourse and inviting more. Now that is also ironic. Are you really that clever? Hell they could've used ducks floating in a serene pond as an image, but no, they choose an environmentally prefered method of energy efficient alternative transportation, not even an electric car!
Do you work for Andersen Co. - they certainly won't find any humor in this.
|With respect to you gents...||Ahimsa|
Jan 17, 2002 7:25 PM
|...and this "MixinBeats" bloke, I beleive that the Enron story is mostly of interest to Americans (and those overseas what follow international business news). I'm sure there are many folks in other countries who are very much unaware of this situation. Not to mention unaffected.
|Mixinbeatz, I have 10,000 @ $5 3/8 if you want 'em (nm)||morrison|
Jan 18, 2002 7:04 AM
Jan 17, 2002 7:27 PM
|That's Kenneth Lay, pedaling out of Washington as fast as he can. They'd never expect to find him on a bicycle.|
Jan 18, 2002 2:05 PM