[Members] Promotion: FOSDEM

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Jan 27 08:27:58 CST 2009


On Tue Jan 27 14:11:04 2009, Jonathan Schleifer wrote:
> Am 27.01.2009 um 15:08 schrieb Florian Jensen:
> 
>> They won't.
> 
> Says who? You know all geeks on the world and what they'll do?  
> Making  general statements like this is complete and utter  
> nonsense, because  you can't know. I for example know a lot of  
> people who'd be very happy  to have flyers to give to their  
> relatives, friends etc. telling them  why ICQ etc. is bad.

Oddly enough, a geek was just asking me if I knew where any Average  
Joes hung out, because he was "dying to give them some Average Joe  
papers that they might like to read".

And I'm honestly not joking.

However, he was - the point being that although it's true to say "you  
can't know" about every attendee at FOSDEM, we similarly cannot know  
that they will be charging around to wherever it is Average Joes hang  
out. On the other hand, we do know that there will be an excellent  
technically literate audience we can usefully encourage into active  
participation in the XMPP community, and that's a useful audience to  
target and exploit.

Dave.
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