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January 19, 2006updated 19 Aug 2016 10:10am

New laptop trend threatens public speakers

A good example of the new trend of going along to a presentation and then spending your time playing with your laptop instead of listening to the speaker. Very much like going to a U2 concert and then listening to your iPod while the Edge is

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A good example of the new trend of going along to a presentation and then spending your time playing with your laptop instead of listening to the speaker. Very much like going to a U2 concert and then listening to your iPod while the Edge is soaring through With or Without You. Sacrilege, no?

This is from the GPL v3 launch in Cambridge, Massachusetts at MIT. You can read all about it if you missed this important event (important in the open source world, at any rate) by reading Simon Phipps’ blog here. You might want to read the notes even if you did attend, since it’s clear you weren’t listening.

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