[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.

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