Linux Journal: Cruising Without a Bruising
Oct 31, 2005, 10:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doc Searls)
"Tales of woe by frequent travelers rarely earn sympathy--even
from their own breed. But that doesn't stop them from telling their
tales anyway: 'The caviar in First was okay, but the toast was
stale. And they wouldn't give me an aisle seat'" Fortunately, I
have no tales of travel woe to tell about the Linux Lunacy Geek
Cruise earlier this month. Quite the opposite, in fact. But I won't
tell those either. Not yet, anyway. Because there's real suffering
in the news, much of it in the places we just visited.
"Cruising the Caribbean during hurricane season is a bit like
dodging slow-moving Frisbees, each one being 300 miles across.
Ships can do the dodging, but land can't. That was one of the
biggest lessons--about Linux, as well as other natural
developments--that I'm still learning right now..."