[K12OSN] A little evangelism

Steve Hargadon steve.hargadon at gmail.com
Mon May 2 19:20:26 UTC 2005


Should we think of putting a few iBooks at the NECC email garden?!


On 5/2/05, Mike Lichtenwalner <mll at mtwp.net> wrote:
> Just a note about a bit of LTSP evangelism...
> The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) 32nd Annual
> Conference was held last week, and for the first time in the history of
> the conference, participants had the opportunity to access their work
> email at an "Internet Cafe". Thanks to Jesse McDonnell (a PSLA board
> member and member of this list) for coming up with the idea for the
> Internet Cafe and for arranging all of the logistics.
> We offered the 600+ participants 10 original Apple iBooks booting from a
> PIII-933 running LTSP 4.2.1. Most participants had no idea they were
> using Linux (unless they looked at the fliers scattered on the tables
> and the CD's containing open source applications!), and they were
> grateful for this service to be available. Of course, we took every
> opportunity to explain that they were using 5 year-old laptops connected
> to a 3 year-old server running free software to achieve great performance!
> Thanks to everyone on this list for all you do!
> Mike
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> Manheim Township School District
> Lancaster, PA
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