July 30, 2008
Linux: A True Story:
[[A man talks on a cell phone]]
Female cousin [[via phone]]: Hey, it’s your cousin. I got a new computer but don’t want Windows. Can you help me install “Linux”?
[[The female cousin sits in an office chair with her laptop on her lap. She is on the phone]]
Female cousin: It says my XORG is broken. What’s an “XORG”? Where can I look that up?
Man [[via phone]]: Hmm, lemme show you man pages.
[[The female cousin crouches on the floor with the laptop on her lap. She is still on the phone]]
Female cousin: Due to auto-config issues, I’m leaving Ubuntu for Debian.
Man [[via phone]] Uh.
Female cousin: Or Gentoo.
Man [[via phone]]: Uh oh.
[[The female cousin lies on her stomach with the laptop on the floor. On the floor are several pieces of paper and a book. The man stands to her left]]
Man: You haven’t answered your phone in days.
Female cousin: Can’t sleep. Must compile kernel.
Man: I’m too late.
[[Box with text:]]
Parents: talk to your kids about Linux… Before somebody else does.