[At MacWorld NY ’99] we were there to witness the best story of them all. Our associate from Linuxcare was handing out Linuxcare lollipops (yes, ‘suckers’) which contained in the center real insects and on the surface of the candy the words, “We lick Linux bugs.” The lollipops were a hit–people loved them!

However, one woman grabbed a sucker but did not see the bug in the center. She proceeded to the Microsoft booth and having consumed the vast majority of the candy she removed it from her mouth only to find the bug staring back at her. She screamed so loud that she interrupted the Microsoft presentation. As well put by one of our associates, “If only she had yelled, ‘It’s got a bug!'”