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Re: [plug] Re: Computer Bank - please dont give them away.

This is an excellent idea... I am thinking in terms of a computer-club 
(open to all - not just CB clients) whereby newbies could help each 
other out as they learn Linux would be brilliant - probably meeting on a 
Saturday Morning or some-such since not everyone is going to be able  to 
get net access (I am thinking this is going to be hard - although we may 
yet be able to organise) 

Great way to learn computing I reckon...


>Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 07:16:10 +0800
>To: plug@linux.org.au
>From: Denis Brown <dsbrown@cyllene.uwa.edu.au>
>Subject: Re: [plug] Re: Computer Bank - please dont give them away.
>Reply-To: plug@linux.org.au
>David Buddrige wrote in part...
>>Can't see a "helpdesk" happening - it seems to me to be too hard to
>>organise... (other than feeding into existing user-groups...)
>Would the idea of a "CBLUG" be of any assistance?  The likelihood is 
>the target audience could fall into two main factions -- those who
>genuinely want to own a computer and get somewhere with it and those 
>are less motivated -- "It's free so we'll take it but we might not use 
> (Sorry to sound a bit negative, just my intuition talking.)
>The motivated ones will want to ask "How do I join PLUG for starters?  
>sort of courses do TAFE have to offer?" and so on, while the less 
>might be grateful of a cblug-type list as an alternative to a helpdesk 
>more "official" list.  They might be a bit timid to ask "dumb 
questions" of
>the latter two and hence go even further down the gurgler.
>(In part I suppose the distribution "body" would take care of sorting 
>the players from the stayers so maybe the above is irrelevant?)
>My $0.01 worth!

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