Firefox Ad Runs in NY Times

On Thursday, December 16, the Firefox full-page ad finally ran in the New York Times. In fact, they apparently received enough donations to take out a full, two-page ad.

Some people have criticized SpreadFirefox.com, saying that the ad failed to attack Microsoft Internet Explorer and instead served as a Firefox “ego trip.” I, however, think that the point of advertisment isn’t necessarily to blast other products but to boost the image of your own, and that’s just what this advertisement does –in a nice, tactful manner.

My name, as well as the name of my wife (Liz) and dog (Ashley), is listed among the fine print of the 10,000 names listed in the ad. I’ve taken the PDF of the ad, enlarged it, and grabbed a shot of our names. Here they are:

Firefox Ad