[conspire] NYLXS Press Release on the OLPC Project
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Apr 26 13:36:38 PDT 2008
Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> In response to many of the questions regarding the changes in the
> OLPC project, and specifically the decision to base the project at
> this juncture to a Microsoft Operating System, proponents of this
> change have come out swinging....
Ruben, what you've really written, here, is not a press release at all,
but rather a long and rather meandering personal essay leavened with
some odd digressions onto historical scholarship and lumps of political
advocacy. No press outlet is ever going to touch something like that --
and you risk having _real_ future press releases not being given a
Also, CABAL's discussion mailing list is not, really, a particularly
good place to plaster with press releases, anyway.
Next, I note some very strange high-bit characters in place of things
like standard apostrophes and quotation marks. Perhaps you were
including some not-quite-plaintext material?
Last, one cannot help notice your fifteen-line .signature block. That's
a bit excessive. Many of us still attempt to respect George McQuary's
four-line limit, and I do continue to suggest you'll get a better
reception if you do likewise.
(Just trying to help. I hate seeing my friends working hard but
shooting their own work's effectiveness in the foot.)
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