Look, you guys. I have RL work to do. But it's threads like this one that slow me down. There ain't a bad post in it, unless you consider the post with the list poor, which I don't, for it even adds value (quick side question: how many here think of Atlas every time they read the word 'value' within some other literature that's not related to Bitcoin?)
. Case in point, the Matthew's "bitcoin's nerdiness" phrase. I'm going to get back to that in sec, but first this:
I think a lot of people are intrigued by puzzles. I remember a few years back some firm over here put posters of a qr code (which back then hardly anyone knew what it was) all over the country. The whole thing went viral. In my humble opinion puzzles like this would be a decent way to promote bitcoin.
A link to some Bitcoin related site via a QR code that can be seen by the ISS. Who's on it? I suggest that it even works. The astronauts take a picture of it and the resolution is good enough for it to function. Instead of a barn raising (or sometimes razing) party, we'll have a QR lawn mowing party. That event, within itself, could bring awareness to Bitcoin. All we need is a big lawn. Question: What's the min/max lawn size we would need for such a project to work. In fact, it doesn't have to be a one-off project directed toward a main Bitcoin related site, but the following week, a different QR code is installed for some unrelated site, but they do accept Bitcoin. Corny? Yes! But we're thinking. In a sec, I'll get back onto the commercial aspect of this thread, for that's an idea I have that's doable.
This puzzle idea is very good. Place QR codes all over the globe that direct to different pages of a website. They are all clues to a grand prize. Semantics is important here, for the grand prize will be Bitcoin. Clue 12, leads one to page 12 of a newly created website that only has a one or two sentence clue. The only link on the site directs the reader to sponsor of that page. (shit! I'm thinking faster than I can type)
Allow me to give you an example:
The following pages were found via a QR code that was scanned by the finder of code and curious as to were it leads. What the finder found was just a QR code with only the word(s) Clue 12 (or whatever number) on it. He's directed to a page on a website:Clue 12:
She is harnessed for a long journey; on her back she carries an entire store of wool. She walks without rest, and sees with eyes full of strangeness. The wool merchant has forgotten to come to get her, and she is ready.Clue 47:
Buy, buy, buy says the bull
Sell, sell, sell says the bear
Double top, double top announces the analyst
Wait and watch for trend, cautions the journalist.Clue 420:
Starthistle plants per acre?
Need to replace them!Clue 934: (934 is this business's street address)
Why do we soak our chickpeas overnight and then boil them for hours when we could simply use canned chickpeas for our hummus?
The chances are good, that you know where all the above will link to. But persons seeing this for the first time will be introduced to Bitcoin. They'll start amassing the clues. A forum is set up to discuss the clues, or use this forum. Corny? Yes! Doable? Probably so. Just a tad of tweaking, it could even be monetized.
Not onto the commercial idea. I have this cabbie in Chicago that has branded himself the ChicagoCabbie. Perhaps you've heard of him. He just started accepting Bitcoin. He has video equipment and not afraid to use it. We have a member here on BitcoinTalk that goes to college in Chicago. Maybe he's a geek. If not, perhaps he'll want to portray one in a commercial with a couple of his college
buds. He's the joint
The commercial consist of ChicagoCabbie picking up 3 geeks that need to go to the Adler Planetarium. While in the cab, they're discussing technical shit related to the universe. They're excited. The cabbie is seen as someone that's interested in their conversation, but doesn't say a word until the end after the lads pay their fare with Bitcoin. Prior to the lads departing, the cabbie relays to the boys a set of coordinates they should look into while at the planetarium. The Joint, looking puzzled, says we'll do that. The real set of coordinates could be of Planet X. Then a tagline or voice over: Cabbies hear everything! Pause. But this advert/ad/commercial is not about cabbies. Fade in the Bitcoin Logo (with a link).
This is highly doable!!! Who's on it?