Oct 6, 2009
think smart design
commented on Microsoft Donates $100,000 to Approve R-71
100k to MS is NOTHING. It's barely a drop in the bucket. It's MS doing the bare minimum to appease our demographic so we'll buy their product. Out of a budget of billions, I'd like to see them contribute at least a MILLION. That might actually DO something to help gay rights. It's all about marketing & marketing costs money. $1m worth of signs, banners, adverts and grass-roots funding might actually help to change some minds. $100k isn't enough to do very much, other than anger the bigots so THEY donate more to their side.
Another argument: it's bad business. MS is going to lose more than $100k in business from the opposition, and yet $100k isn't enough to do very much at all. If they were going to take a stand politically and socially, they should've had the balls to do it right.
Don't show up to the party with a bottle of two-buck-chuck and stand in the corner. Show up to the party with a bottle of Dom & make yourself known. Gay basics, page 7 of the handbook.