Free Software Magazine: Free Software to Produce Art: Let's Be Pragmatic
Aug 22, 2005, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I have my kids to blame, that is certain. There I was, last
Christmas, in this auditorium, listening to the crunching of
popcorn from my son on my left, and the slurping of soda from my
daughter on the right, trying to behave like a responsible father.
The lights had dimmed and we were being inflicted with the
inevitable advertisements and trailers. When, at last, the fan fair
that accompanied the main feature at the cinema trumpeted out of
the speakers an anticipating hush spread around the audience. Even
my daughter took a break from her munching. The opening titles
burst on the screen announcing the continuing adventures of a big
green troll and his donkey friend. Shrek 2 had begun...!"