[NMLUG] NMLUG Meeting

Jason Davis nmlug@swcp.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 22:06:54 -0700


meetings are great!!!! nerds of the world unite!!(in person)
jd


On Monday 12 November 2001 07:38 pm, you wrote:
> > |And now, some propaganda: Monday! Yes! The beginning of another new
> > | week! The start of another 5-day coffee binge! The official Day of The
> > | Week for the NMLUG meetings (pending group approval)! Act now! Etc,
> > | etc!!
>
> I shall now argue the contrarian viewpoint...
>
> Top 10 Reasons NMLUG Should Not Have Meetings
> =============================================
>
> 10. Computer nerds shy even in small groups, will tend to stare into space.
>
>  9. Alien members of NMLUG have difficulty assuming human form.
>
>  8. Most NMLUG members extremely unattractive despite DNRC membership.
>
>  7. It's the 21st century -- everything should be virtual.
>
>  6. Flame wars between BSD and Linux could lead to rioting.
>
>  5. Flame wars between Linux distributions could lead to boredom.
>
>  4. Small contingent of Truman Middle Schoolers now following NMLUG
> members may prevent entry into adult-only establishments.
>
>  3. Guy who will show up asking "can I run it on Windows?"
>
>  2. Large number of stuffed penguins may lead to dreaded "critical penguin
> mass".
>
> and the number one reason NMLUG shouldn't have meetings....
>
>  1. Networked QUAKE marathon will take up 90% of meeting time.
>
> The Alternative
> ===============
>
> Have we considered meeting virtually? IRC channel, AOL chat room (yes, you
> can enter AOL chat rooms using Linux), something of that nature. I agree
> it's not as good as face-to-face, but we'll probably get a higher turnout,
> and it's more "live" than a mailing list. We could even setup some sort of
> NMLUG IRC "lounge" where members could hang out to talk with other
> members?
>
> A long time ago, I used to hang out on Jay's House MOO, which was a
> non-typical MOO in the sense that everyone there was extremely intelligent
> and used Unix; I learned a lot asking questions there -- I think we could
> do something similar with NMLUG.
>
> - Sarang
>
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