Click here to read Tim O'Reilly's speech on Open Source. An excerpt:“If you believe me that open source is about Internet-enabled collaboration, rather than just about a particular style of software license, you’ll open a much larger tent. You’ll see the threads that tie together not just traditional open source projects, but also collaborative “computing grid” projects like SETIAtHome, user reviews on Amazon.com, technologies like collaborative filtering, new ideas about marketing such as those expressed in The Cluetrain Manifesto, weblogs, and the way that Internet message boards can now move the stock market. What started out as a software development methodology is increasingly becoming a facet of every field, as network enabled conversations become a principal carrier of new ideas.”
I know that is is hard for some seasoned citizens who have never used a computer to get started with just the basics of using a mouse and Windows, so I was delighted to hear about River Valley SeniorNet that provides free education at the Fort Smith Public Library. You will learn the basics and even some advanced things about your PC to help get you comfartable with using your PC and the Internet.