[Wolves] LUG State of the Nation Address

Peter Cannon dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Mon Jun 17 16:24:39 UTC 2019

On 17/06/2019 16:33, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
> Hi all
> TL;DR - LUGs are dying, need your help.

I think the biggest problem is knowledge. Back in the day, there wasn't as much info on the web as there is nowadays and therefore LUG's served a vital service in terms of experience and assistance. I think LUG's probably still have a place but possibly on the social side more than anything else. I personally have no excuse for not attending meetings other than being A. Lazy and B. Lazy. I always remember Jono Bacon saying about 15+ years ago "I come to these meetings to socialise and have a few beers not talk technical stuff." at the time I thought "Hold the phone here, your the lugmaster and yet don't want to talk Linux?" thing is, he may have been right, just ahead of his time. LOL

Wolves LUG has never been 'stiffy' about discussing any old subject on the mailing list but possibly members feel that a LUG Mailing list is purely for Linux related communications? Maybe some posts about drizzled bake beans and a lettuce obsession would liven things up?

Here's a question: Does Wolverhampton University even know we exist? Or any other place in Wolverhampton for that matter? I joined the LUG because I found it on a list in the back of Linux Format do those lists still appear in magazines? Maybe we should ping Linux Voice and Linux Format? In fact, given we're all talking about the 10th anniversary of OggCamp how about those magazines write a piece on how it all started with LugRadio Live and Wolves LUG because without us there probably wouldn't have been any OggCamp.

Course, Linux isn't sexy anymore, you need to be into RaspberryPi or Makerspace these days. LOL

P.S. I actually miss some of the flame wars IMO all that was hurt was peoples pride and some people deserve a good shoeing anyway. Bwhahaha

Peter Cannon

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