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12 Mar 2006

Normal People

Yesterday was an open day in the village. Clubs and societies were invited along to the Community Centre and then the rest of the village was invited in to find out about the clubs and societies. It was a good idea, and though not that well promoted quite a few people turned up.

I went along with a few people from the OPALS. We got more people than I expected, and more of them than I thought had heard of Linux, even one had tried Fedora. With any luck we'll pick one or two new members.

What was very interesting was the fact that a lot of older people have the time and money to apply to computers, and they are potentially better converts to the Linux fold than you would think. Helios has an interesting story in his blog: Linux Advocacy? A Fool's Errand or a Mission of Mercy?