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

Frantisek Apfelbeck algoldor at yahoo.com
Fri May 18 03:04:06 CEST 2012

I think you mean that it was posted here possibly because of it's "commercial purpose" therefore it should not belong on this discuss list, do I understand correctly? 

Well sorry I was really not thinking about that at all. I have never met the people from the company but I know several really cool people from San Francisco Linux community who are very supportive of this small business scheme and how they do it.

So my apologies to the ones who are inconvenient because of the email, I hope the rest will enjoy it.

No offense to Matt Joyce, he got actually a point which many will make I think and he did it in a nice way which I appreciate. 

I really like the posts and I hope there will be more businesses like that! :-))

Sincerely from Seoul,

Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck

biotechnologist&kvasir and hacker


"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Ghandi

 From: Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com>
To: Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com>; Hackerspaces General Discussion List <discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org> 
Cc: Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> 
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: [hackerspaces] Fw: [sf-lug] A beautiful picture involving computers
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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