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

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Fri May 18 05:51:59 CEST 2012

For the record I am familiar with zareason and their donation of
systems to the openstack design summit which proved to be very useful.
 So I have no hate of the company persay... but seriously this thread
reeks of product placement.

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://www.frantisekapfelbeck.org
> "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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