[BLUG] passing the torch
Wed, 3 Jan 2001 16:48:55 -0500
Thanks for chiming in Josh. I'm glad you, Julian and Mike are
becoming interested. Read on.
On Wed, Jan 03, 2001 at 04:02:19PM EST
> Also, we were pondering the formality of the meeting we attended, and
> (personally between us) thought that perhaps a more informal surrounding
> would be pleasing. In essence, more like an open discussion in a coffee
> shop as compared to a classroom lesson. Again, my limited attendance
> shines through. Are some of the meetings geared more in this direction,
> or would that be desired?
About 10 years ago when I was an avid Amiga user and full of interest
I would attend these Amiga users group meeting in South Bend that
were pretty decent. There were two meetings a month. One meeting was
held in the basement of a bank and nearly half of the members would
bring in their Amigas and video equipment to "show off". About 30 or so
people would show up each time and people would gather in clusters
around other people's computers to learn what they had been doing
There was also a less formal meeting on another day of the month that
was in some guy's basement. Only about 4 or 5 people would show up for
that one. It was just an extra function to have during the month to
pass the time I guess.
Granted the Amiga was more of a visual machine and many of the things
that one would show off on it didn't involve possibly reconfiguring your
network setup. But still, I think getting into small groups within a
larger group can be very benificial.
The major problem I could see with doing something like this is not
that we wouldn't have the space, power outlets or network connections
is that we wouldn't be able to encourage enough people to bring their
computers. I'd be willing to bring mine. Perhaps just 2 or 3 computers
would be enough for the first couple of times doing something like this
since we have only had about a dozen or so people at the last few
What does everyone think? Would anyone else be willing to bring in
their computer, laptop or whatever to give small group demonstrations
BTW, when would our next meeting be? Next Thursday?
Mark: I think ChiliSoft is counting on people being stupid.
Jeremy: No Microsoft is just counting on people being stupid,
ChiliSoft is just along for the ride.