Archive for October 8th, 2004

Harvard & MIT’s Bastard Child

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We assume that Harvard, like Mickey Mouse, has a guardian of its image
and trademark, constantly on the lookout for rip-offs and unauthorized
usage of its name. Hell, they probably have an office full of worms,
moles and spiders combing the globe for anything remotely resembling
an infringment of their brand
name.

So we clipped with relish this advertisment from El Universo, the Dean
of Ecuadorian Journalism, in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It implore students
to "Register Now" and "Say Yes to
English at Harvard."

If the Harvard Copyright Squad really wants to get to the bottom of
this one, some high-level diplomatic rangling may be required. The small
print under the morterboard model reads: "With the approval of the Ministry
of Education." Undoubtedly, a conspiracy reaching high into the Ecuadorian
government….

El Universo

Harvard & MIT’s Bastard Child

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