PCWorld: Where the Geeks Are Taking Us
Aug 28, 2004, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)
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"So I was at LinuxWorld Expo here in San Francisco a few weeks
back, looking for news to bring to the Free Agent crowd. (It is a
continuing pleasure to read the responses that flow in via e-mail
with each new column. Please keep that feedback coming!) And you
know what? I had to dig. I mean, really dig.
"This is typical at the Expo. The big, in-your-face news--the
stuff that generates press releases and press kits and tchotchkes,
and flows out of garish, hypercolored booths--is almost always
geared at big business. We're talking enterprise solutions, here.
Clusters. High-availability this-and-that. It's all very
interesting if you're a CTO or an IT manager--or if you're a
journalist catering to those crowds..."