[kwlug-disc] On lowering new member hurdles & comment cards.

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Sat May 8 01:16:05 EDT 2010


On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 11:00:48PM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> - For a couple of years I "mentored" a couple of would-be Linux users
>   via e-mail. Both of these fellows were highly motivated to use 
>   free software, so this was not a burden. But short of offering to 
>   mentor more people myself, I do not see a good way for these people
>   to get over that learning hump. 

The first thing that springs to mind here is a kwlug-mentor mailing
list.  People who want to help with beginner questions can subscribe
and share the load.  No question too stupid to ask.  No FAQ too
frequent to ask again.


> I also worry that the LUG (and Linux in general) is becoming obsolete
> in the Web 2.0/Apple/Cloud world,

Hey, the Apple folks need *some* mustangs on the plain to gaze at
when they peer through the bars of their cage....  :-)

- Chris




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