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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..."

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