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