> Last year 6 people had £200 cups of tea
It was tea and Coffee and biscuits. It was damned good coffee.
Damned good in the same way as Caviar is damned good as it is
so expensive. Damned good in the same way that a hand carved
ivory mouse is great since you know it cost so much to get the
Black Rhino Ivory. You just treasure every click, even if it is a pain
to use. The zero ease of use then becomes a feature as its so
In my non-legally binding opinion I think LAID is not a great name.
Its a good name - not a great name. I like Linux Expo. LAID will
just associate Linux with juvenile humour. Its like the "SEX - now
that I have your attention" type ads. If you are trying to bring more
maturity and want more more exec cred a name change might be
When I first saw the name LAID last year I just thought it was the
same type of humour as beavis and butthead and southpark. Not
very mature. But then again I'm just a dry old bastard.
Why not have a Linux festival ? Linux Fest ? That way you can
spread it out over a weekend like the Jazz Weekend. Maybe
getting more tech companies stands and hold it in a bigger place.
UCC was grand but it was a bit cramped.
Any chance of getting a Transmeta type device there ? Will they
be ready by then ? Will this be near the launch date for Genesis
Europe ? Maybe they could launch at the show ? That'd get great
press. Know anyone that works there ? ;)
This might be a huge drain on resources but, how about a bring
your computer and we'll install linux for you Stand ? The demo of
installing last year was great but this could appeal to even more
people that still had trouble. (Like me. :( go ahead and laugh)
Different flavours could be installed throughout the day. There will
probably be more than enough volunteers. Theres loads on this list
surely. That will make sure that it gets on more computers. The
biggest step does seem to be installation.
A gimmicky feature might be to stream the fest/expo/laid thing on
the net. It might not get as many visits as the kournikova live in
wimbledon site but it would get lots of press coverage. The press
love stuff like that.
One final point (for now), Irelands adoption rate for some of the
latest technology is really increasing. Why not try to make us the
country with the largest percentage of linux users per head of
population. This might need a major press blitzkrieg. Installing the
OS on as many press peoples laptops and pcs as possible might
be a good start. Cork would of course have to be the Capital. I can
see the sign in Cork Airport "Welcome to Cork - the European
Finally, a big buala bos for all the organisers last year. Much Ali G
type respect to you all. You did a marvelous job. Really looking
forward to this years one.
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