Thomas Ward tward at
Sat Nov 10 19:49:32 EST 2001

That's why I think all of us want to use Linux. If it is free that means
more money to spend else-where.
This free software thinking will eventually bring down the major
corperations in the long run, because they won't be able to hang on to all
the customers. However, it will be in favor of the lower classes, because
those like Microsoft have kept technology at arms length from those who
couldn't afford it, and sold it to companies and anyone who would shell out
the cash.
Now at last that is changing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Carmickle" <frankiec at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: Gnopernicus

> Well Tom
> If they did make one I wouldn't have used it.  I use Gnu/Linux because it
> is freesoftware.
> On Sat, 10 Nov 2001, Thomas Ward wrote:
> > Yup. That is exactly it. However, I'd say Linux and Gnome 2.0 is on
> > base. It's about to make a home run, and Microsoft, Freedom Scientific,
> > all the other access companies don't know it yet.
> > I've been trying for a couple of years to get them to make a Linux
> > reader, and all FS did was snear at Linux, and say no blind customers
> > want it. Well, Gnome 2.0 just might change there minds, and by then they
> > will be loosing more money than they can hold onto.
> --
>      Frank Carmickle
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