[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu spotting

Kris Marsh 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?"
>  Cheers,
>  Al.
>  --
>  ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
>  https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/

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
amusing places?


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