Tuesday, July 1, 2008

NECC 2008: Opening Up to Open Source

Too cool!

Here I am in San Antonio, Texas at the Gonzalez Convention Center sitting in the Open Source Lab session listening to Steve Hargadon discuss free resources. I've heard Steve present before and, as always, it's a pleasure to get access to his fresh ideas and opinions. This post--the one you're reading--is being written on an old, IBM ThinkPad that has no harddrive. It's a PC that's part of a thin client network. There's a room full of these normally useless, obsolete machines that are being used for blogging, word processing, multimedia, and other tasks. Imagine what might happen if a system or school decided to make better use of its old machines rather than tossing them out or surplusing them.

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