Forbes: Revenge Of The Nerds
Dec 16, 2003, 19:30 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Lyons)
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"In the real world, Brenda Banks is a 54-year-old grandmother in
Greer, S.C., a former warehouse supervisor who teaches
rubber-stamping arts and crafts classes. But online she transforms
into 'br3n,' a passionate user of Linux software who cruises Web
sites posting smash-mouth messages about SCO Group. So far Banks
has posted more than 1,500 messages on SCO's Yahoo! message board
alone--including five on Thanksgiving.
"'I feel very strongly about it,' says Banks, who runs Linux on
a six-year-old Acer home computer. 'They want to come and stab
Linux. It's just not right...'
"Banks has joined thousands of others in a rag-tag Linux army
dedicated to the destruction of SCO..."