[ubuntu-uk] computer fairs

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Feb 10 12:26:27 GMT 2009

Dianne Reuby wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 20:06 +0000, Paul Sutton wrote:
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>> I did a google search for uk computer fairs and found the followin site
>> http://www.britishcomputerfairs.com/index.htm
>> there is a contact form, on the site which I tried to use to ask for
>> more fairs here in devon as the nearest one is bristol
>> However the page is broken, as I get invalid recpipent,
>> I looked around on the site, and found the webmasters e-mail so sent an
>> e-mail letting them know of the problem.
>> Once it's fixed (if it gets fixed), perhaps we can lobby them to get
>> some fairs down here in devon.
>> they say london and the south east, not sure how bristol gets classed as
>> the south east, perhaps they are expanding.
>> lets see what happens
>> Paul
> This is interesting, on their forum:
> http://www.afm96.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=320
> The reasons why fairs are dying out, and vendors switching to online
> stores.
> Dianne

Interesting, thanks. At bracknell, if the person in your link had been 
interested in FOSS or Linux then he would come along for a chat or Q 
and A and hope to get basic questions answered. I can even demonstrate 
stuff. Live CD, usb sticks, early stages of the install sequence, etc. 
A lot of concepts which windows users find incredibly alien.

This activity, once it is built up a bit over  time, is valuable to 
customers. One of my Infopoint  'customers' having waited patiently to 
speak to me, commented to me about the previous customer, who had just 
left, 'that he got a good value for his pound!'

Maybe my continuing presence is helping BCF survive in Bracknell more 
than I realised.
alan cocks
Ubuntu user #10391
Linux user #360648

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