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Re: The day of the Linux desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on November 10, 2007 04:33 PM
I disagree, if it is handled right. It doesn't have to be presented -- or perceived -- as zealotry.

I shop at Costco quite often. Most weekends, they're handing out free samples. Free food samples, to people intent on buying food, aren't usually rejected as activism.

Literature and art ain't food. They're ideas and information. So is GNU/Linux.

The patrons of a bookstore are looking for ideas and information. They're receptive. Offering a free sample of an idea as important as GNU/Linux to people looking for ideas and information makes sense.

By and large, the sort of person who rejects activism and advocacy out of hand, isn't likely to be in a book store in the first place, because if they own a book, it's probably a copy of "Atlas Shrugged" they found in a dumpster and a better book (and almost any other book would be better) would only threaten their fragile world view.


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