[linux] history of uwlug?
msfrank at syntaxjockey.com
Thu Apr 6 17:46:35 PDT 2006
On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 08:11 +0900, Evan Martin wrote:
> I feel like I ought to be making some grandpa "when I was your age"
> speech... :)
> It surprises me a little how dead this list was; back when I was in
> the CS department at least we had a pretty active and vocal group of
> Linux users. I wonder if that's declined, or if they've just moved
> off to their own lists.
I wonder about the impact of web-based forums.. i remember Gentoo's
user-base popularizing the format as a means for technical help 4 or so
years ago, and more recently the ubuntu forums are quite popular. Most
user problems these days seem to be framed as distro-specific too (i.e.
'how do i get my nvidia card working on distro X'), although i say this
without a shred of actual evidence.
Or perhaps linux has just reached a state of divine perfection.
On a side note, does anyone know when exactly this list (and uwlug) was
created, and by whom? Does he/she/they still lurk on the list? My
guess is rlotz had something to do with it, but I've only been around
here since 2000.
Michael Frank /v\
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