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Portrait: LinuxToday managing editor Carla Schroder

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.115.21.52] on September 17, 2008 11:25 PM
"Schroder hopes to take her message, that FOSS is for everyone, to the masses. "One of my biggest dreams, and this has been hard to do, is to reach out to a more mainstream audience. There's all kinds of avenues for the geek crowd. The growth now is going to have to come from the so-called masses. I would love to find a way to get into more mainstream publications and start from a more fundamental level, to reach those raw baby beginners who have never had the opportunity to learn about Linux.""

For most people, technology is too difficult already. They don't want to have to learn anything new. They don't want to know how their computer works. They simply want it to work without having to think about it. The days of the public spending a lot of time learning technology in order to use it are numbered as devices become available that don't make the user think. Being easy to use is considered progress.

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