[Imc-uk-features] re: no m$ please
npg20 at hermes.cam.ac.uk
Thu Sep 16 04:06:43 PDT 2004
> i agree: no m$ please.
> but imc tech people who are most sensitive to this issue have to
> understand that many people are a long way back and getting online at
> all is an achievement. progress towards m$-free working will be gradual.
> maybe it would be quicker if there was a step by step guide online that
> people could refer to. i would gladly use something like that.
i just want to reiterate what radged has said. I hate MicroSoft too.
Unfortunately I, and plenty of others in our collective, am a bit shit on
the computing front. I don't have a computer, I can't install things, I
wouldn't know how to if I could. I/we have to use work computers - my
work, fortunately, has openoffice compatible software, other people's
does not. If they are to be able to, e.g., make posters for our film
nights they need to use Word. The situation's fucked but there it is.
So there is a decision to make - 1) allow the use of Word for INdyMedia
documents for the sake of people who aren't tech-ed up OR 2) stop the use
of Word and accept that some people will be excluded (at least initially).
I appreciate Ana's offer of training to try and avoid the exclusion - if
we want to take the second option, then training is essential... Actually
I think I tend towards the second option really but we should at least
recognise what it implies...
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