Monday, September 17, 2007

Accosting People on New Street


Well, good to my promise I spent a couple of hours handing out CDs and talking about Free Software in Birmingham.

It was an interesting experience, and might be summarised as:
  • A surprising (worrying?) number of people claimed to never use a computer;
  • Many people were interested in the OpenCD and took copies;
  • Quite a few people know about Linux, though Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt clearly played their parts in stopping some people adopting it.
The image is of Ciaran clearly making some one's day!