[oclug] the rudderless club
Ian! D. Allen
idallen at idallen.ca
Wed Nov 3 14:22:10 EST 2004
Mike Roy wrote:
> There have also been suggestions that the club should be split to
> accommodate the newbies entering the Linux world. What a stupid idea.
> How would you feel if you walked into a room and were told you 'weren't
> welcome' because your computer knowledge and skills weren't up to the
> same levels of the 'experts' in the room?
Newbies feel that every time one of them attends an OCLUG meeting and
listens to a tech talk. OCLUG meetings do not well cater to people who
are new to Linux and need very basic Linux information.
I have suggested that OCLUG meetings be split to "accommodate the newbies
entering the Linux world"; because, I think it's inconsiderate to invite
the general public to a Linux meeting and then talk over their heads
for two hours about things that aren't relevant to them.
Like Toronto, I think we could have both kinds of meetings here.
If not, I would prefer if the current meetings were billed as "Linux
enthusiasts only" so that new people know what to expect.
-IAN! Ian! D. Allen Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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