[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu spotting

David gotfirefox at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 17:15:24 GMT 2008

On 26/02/2008, 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.
> --
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> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/

I recently spotted a few guys running Ubuntu at BarCamp Scotland (
http://barcamp.org/BarCampScotland2008) a few weeks back. I haven't really
spotted many other sightings unfortunately.


David Martin
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