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Re: Carla Schroder from Linux Today Profiled by ITWire

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 11:12 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
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>> FOSS advocate who's free, frank and fearless
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Journalist, FOSS advocate, feminist - Carla Schroder is all
>>| these and more. But more than anything it is her straight talking
>>| that marks her out - when she takes a stand on issues she is
>>| driven by conviction.
>> `----
>> http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/48417-foss-advocate-whos-free-frank-and-fearless
>    In FOSS (as in any field) there are a lot of people spreading nasty talk,
>    but they can't stop you from doing things.
>    . . .
>    It is hard, and sometimes I think the US has produced generations of
>    easily-discouraged quitters who have no idea how to really work at
>    something, how to learn new skills, how to plug away at a task until they
>    master it. And so we have these efforts like Unity and Gnome 3 chasing
>    people who really aren't interested in computers, trying to win them over
>    by being so ultra-easy that they'll be irresistible. I think this is a
>    loser strategy, because smartphones and tablets are perfect for the
>    just-let-me-poke-it crowd. PCs are incredibly powerful, wonderful
>    general-purpose machines, and I think a better approach is to show how
>    they have brought formerly expensive, difficult tasks like audio
>    production, color photography, movie making, industrial design, 3D
>    printing and home fabs, and much more into the reach of home users,
>    hobbyists, and small businesses. Approach people according to their
>    interests, show them how computers can help them be creative and do
>    things they enjoy faster, cheaper, and better.

Carla rocks. And she started doing many articles on usage of GNU/Linux
in the ways that are expressed above.

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