Well boys and girls, it has happened.....
Lindependence 2008 IS under way.
I would like to take just a moment and thank the relative handful of people that made this project happen. You have my personal and heartfelt thanks for stepping up and doing what you needed to do. Believe me...had one or two of you not participated, this probably wouldn't have happened.
That's how close Lindependence 2008 came to not being.
But Being it is and that being the case, we have a few things we'd like you to do here in the next couple of days. I am preparing to leave for Felton and will arrive there this Friday. I will be able to take part in two, possibly three of the events and for that I am grateful. I would like to stay longer but I'm taking a leave of absence from work and unfortunately, it's unpaid.
This is a new concept for anyone who's spent their computing life running Windows. We are going to introduce them to our world and that being so, I would like you to tell Felton just how important this decision is.
Write a one or two paragraph "welcome" letter. Tell the people of Felton why this decision is important to them and how much better operating their computer will be. Now..this may sound odd coming from me...
Please don't Microsoft-bash. Larry, me and other key organizers have formulated a pretty good way of stepping on their toes without sounding fanatical and angry. It is a narrow fence to walk but we can do this. You can just submit your letters to Felton via the comments to this blog entry and by doing so, you are giving us permission to publish it to the Lindependence 2008 website.
Once again, I want to thank you for all your support, assistance and encouragement. This event can be the catalyst for something big...it is not big in itself but our cumulative efforts can be.
All Righty Then...
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
blather and mumbling provided by Ken Starks at 8:29 AM