[hackerspaces] Fw: [sf-lug] A beautiful picture involving computers

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Fri May 18 02:06:15 CEST 2012

This may be the most well written spam e-mail I have ever received.

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I think that both the picture and the description of it by Christian are
> really nice!
> Sincerely,
> Frantisek
> ----- Forwarded Message -----
> From: Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>
> To: sf-lug <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 3:05 AM
> Subject: [sf-lug] A beautiful picture
> Hi,
> Beautiful thought for the day:
> I just went to the Zareason home page for no reason other than to see what
> was going on there, and I saw a beautiful picture there, one of the most
> beautiful pictures involving computers that I have seen in a long time:
> http://zareason.com/shop/home.php
> It is a shot of a child throwing a notebook computer up into the air.  The
> notebook computer seems to be hovering over the child's hands, light as air.
>  To me, the message is an emotional depiction of the joy of freedom.  The
> shot is outside, and set against the backdrop of the San Francisco Bay
> Bridge and the San Francisco skyline on a beautiful blue day.  The shot
> gives the impression of how freeing a light notebook computer can be.  The
> child is smiling as if it is so much fun to float the computer over her
> head.
> I found this picture to be wonderful because I have long felt that we in the
> free software world need to get better about communicating the joy, love,
> and happiness that is represented by free software.  Free software to me
> represents an incredible act of giving, and so I was happy to see a
> commercial provider like Zareason engage in this kind of outreach.
> Imagine what a difference it would make if people thought of their computers
> as an expression of community, rather than as something that they have to
> put up with.  Imagine how nice it would be if there were as much choice in
> notebook and desktop computing as there is in phones.
> I am a huge fan of Zareason as a company because of their focus on reaching
> non-geeky users, and this picture seemed to capture that for me.  So I just
> had to share it, in case others found it as beautiful as I did.
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