[GLLUG] Linux Emporium

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Fri Jun 19 14:56:56 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 02:50:32PM +0000, Andy Smith wrote:
> Hi John,
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 03:30:00PM +0100, John G Walker wrote:
> > Has Linux Emporium closed down? When I try to phone them I get "invalid
> > number" and their web site, while still up and running, Doesn't show
> > any items for sale,
> I suspect it has something to do with the recent death of John
> Pinner, who ran The Linux Emporium amongst other things:
>     http://www.europython-society.org/post/112170449285/farewell-to-john-pinner
>     http://pyfound.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/john-pinner.html
> Though I know of no details as to why exactly TLP may have
> ceased trading.

The bulk of its business was selling CDs (distros, etc) that it burned.
Broadband killed that.

It had been in decline for a long time.

Alain Williams
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