[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu comic: Hackett and Bankwell

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 18:49:20 GMT 2009


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Simon Wears <munkyjunky at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Its very informative, and I actually learned a bit from it, but it was far
> too detailed for me to be able to sit and read happily. If I was trying to
> educate my mum on Linux, I may send her to it since my explanations failed.
>
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> On 26 Feb 2009, at 16:36, Guy Thouret <lists at thouret.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Wow, that comic is truely awful.  I feel sorry for the person who put all
> that effort into the graphics, I really liked the attention to detail with
> the penguin receiving a call on his OpenMoko Freerunner.  Shame the text was
> so bad - this is definitely NOT the message that should be put out there.
>
> Guy.
>
> On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 11:58 +0000, John Levin wrote:
>
> "Hackett and Bankwell is a series of cartoon manuals that teaches
> readers how to get started with Linux-based operating systems. The first
> issue is best for users who are interested in switching to Ubuntu,
> including those who have tried to make the jump to Linux in the past but
> got confused and went back to a commercial operating system."
>
> First issue downloadable for free.http://hackettandbankwell.com/
>
> --
> John Levinhttp://www.technolalia.org/blog/
>
>
I thought that the comic was illustrated beautifully but I felt that some of
the storyline made me feel a little uncomfortable.  I feels like a bit of a
(for want of a better word) FUD'dy attack against Microsoft.

Somewhat sensationalist, evangelical and perhaps slanderous.  The concept is
fantastic but the delivery focusing on FUD is pretty bad and could scare
people off.

Chris
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