- Mesa, AZ
- Joined Jul 5, 2003
- Neoseeker News Writer
quoteI myself am still pondering the question posed here. I don't know where my mental journey to find my own answer will take me, but it's sure to be interesting. It's been a long time since I've had a question like this posed to me.Infinity
What does it mean to you?
It can signify the point at which you leave reality behind.
Or it may just be a mathematical expression to describe the size of our universe.
It can symbolize that true love never dies.
In other words, infinity offers you the chance that you'll find at last what you've always been dreaming of.
Hasn't it always been the endeavour of mankind to create a better world than the one we are living in?
Music gives you the chance to broaden your mind.
It's time to forget about the artificial frontiers that our intellect is inflicting on us.
Prepare yourself for the greatest journey you've ever made.
Dream on until you've reached the edge of infinity..
quote "Karen"As an avid Linux user myself, I don't know whether to be outraged at this ignorant teacher's comments and (empty) threats or to just simply laugh. She's tried Linux in college, yet because she probably couldn't navigate out of /home/windowslover (the equivalent of C:\Users\Windowslover for you Windows types) and because the IT department in her school district preaches that Redmond is the Nazareth of operating systems, anything else has got to be illegal in her mind. Let me start debunking some of her ignorant statements in terms that those who are curious about Linux or only have a basic understanding of it can understand....observed one of my students with a group of other children gathered around his laptop. Upon looking at his computer, I saw he was giving a demonstration of some sort. The student was showing the ability of the laptop and handing out Linux disks. After confiscating the disks I called a confrence with the student and that is how I came to discover you and your organization. Mr. Starks, I am sure you strongly believe in what you are doing but I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful. These children look up to adults for guidance and discipline. I will research this as time allows and I want to assure you, if you are doing anything illegal, I will pursue charges as the law allows. Mr. Starks, I along with many others tried Linux during college and I assure you, the claims you make are grossly over-stated and hinge on falsehoods. I admire your attempts in getting computers in the hands of disadvantaged people but putting linux on these machines is holding our kids back.
This is a world where Windows runs on virtually every computer and putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not helping these children at all. I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them...