[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu spotting
moogman at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 12:08:21 GMT 2008
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 6:53 PM, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> 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?"
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
Around a year ago I was having my hair cut, the barber and another guy
were talking about "this thing called Ubuntu - apparently it's like
Windows but better". Made my day to hear it :-)
How about putting your old/used/spare ShipIt CDs in interestingly
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