Re: MIT Free

From: Dave Winer (
Date: Sat Apr 07 2001 - 17:50:39 PDT

Yeah, that's pretty much how I chose Tulane. The only reason I had heard of
it was all the Saturday afternoon college football reports. The stupid thing
is that I ignore football, always have, from NY, a baseball town. I guess it
turned out OK. Whatever. Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Humphries" <>
To: "Dave Winer" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2001 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: MIT Free

> At 2:01 PM -0700 4/7/01, Dave Winer wrote:
> >Why does a famous university like MIT need to do marketing?
> When I was teenager, my brother (who was at the time a well-established
suburbanite and executive) asked me where I wanted to go to college.
> I told him MIT, and he said he never heard of the place (mind you, he went
to Texas Tech.)
> So outside of geek circles, MIT still needed some name recognition.
> That's probably changed in the past 20 years.
> -- Bill

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