[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu spotting

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 19:49:49 GMT 2008

Alan Pope wrote:
> I'm thinking about starting a new sport called Ubuntu Spotting. Using your 
> keen eye, look out for indications of Ubuntu use in every day life. Points 
> are awarded for spotting:-
> * Machines running Ubuntu
> * Articles about Ubuntu in mainstream press
> * Official Ubuntu "shipit" CDs
> * Overhearing people talking about Ubuntu
> * Spotting references to Ubuntu on other peoples computers
> * (suggestions?)
> Of course points can only be awarded if you happened upon these things, and 
> not if you personally influenced their use or placement. I guess many of us 
> play this game subconciously really, but I think we should be more active in 
> this sport, and promote its play.
> I had one of these today..
> I got called into a workshop style meeting at $work where a representative 
> from $large_software_vendor came in to talk about their $fantastic_product. 
> He put up his laptop PC on the projector and in amongst the mess of icons on 
> his Windows XP desktop I spotted an Ubuntu ISO image.
> Probably not worth many points in this game, but still, a spot is a spot!
> "Have you spotted today?"
> Cheers,
> Al.
Can we get half-points for general linux spots? I've seen an eee around 
uni somewhere, not sure if it was just running xandros or not.


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