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The LUG is Dead--Long Live the Soulless Marketing Corporate Junket

Jul 14, 2007, 00:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Goodwin)

"I can still remember my first LUG meeting; the Greater London Linux User Group at the GND building, London. I met developers, end users, geeks, sysadmins, and a magazine editor who, although neither of us knew it at the time, would later publish my first articles on Linux. These were people with intelligence, soul, and consideration. I had finally found a like-minded milieu for my free software tendencies.

"To contrast, in my capacity as the local 'geek about town,' I recently attended a one-off event intended to bring together the local geek community to examine the future of the Web 2.0 technology platform..."

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