[BALUG-Admin] Mark Shuttleworth Abstract (Not Getting One); etc.

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Thu Mar 13 23:17:26 PDT 2008

That should be fine. :-)

If we want or need to tweak web description and/or list/e-mail text 
(such as before/for "reminder" announcement) we can do that, ... but we
probably at least have the bases fairly well covered.

Earlier you mentioned a bit about biography and such ... I mostly took
bits from Mark's biography and other publicly available sources to
craft a mini-bio that might be a little more oriented towards BALUGers
(with a bit less detail on things they probably knew about, and a bit
more detail on things they weren't as likely to know about, but would
likely be interested in and find impressive).  I also made the link/URL
on both the web page and in the e-mailing a link to Mark's bio page -
rather than his "main" page - which is more blog style.  The bio page
gives a better quick overview, I think, ... and the "main" page is
certainly quite easy enough to get to from there - and seems to focus
more on most current interests/concerns/activities.  I also thought it
would be a bit too redundant if I just copied a chunk of bio
information from Mark's bio page, and then *also* linked to Mark's bio
page ... anyway, for those reasons I (at least semi-) hand crafted a
short mini-bio description, and with BALUGers particularly in mind.

Anyway, you made good suggestions on that, ... I'd just already
more-or-less crafted that bit of it as I described above (didn't manage
to mention that in earlier e-mail - got a bit squeezed for time).

Quoting Andrew Fife <afife@untangle.com>:

> See the note from Mark's assistant below.  I don't think this is a problem
> because Mark is such a big name that folks are interested in hearing what
> he has to say anyway.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Claire Newman 
> Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:12 AM
> To: Andrew Fife
> Subject: Re: Mark Shuttleworth Speaking @ BALUG in 2008?
> Hi Andrew,
> Andrew Fife wrote:
> > Hi Claire:
> >
> > This is a quick note to see if a title and abstract is available for the
> > talk that Mark Shuttleworth is planning on giving at BALUG on March 25th
> >   
> Unfortunately I am unable to send you a draft of Mark's speech as he 
> will not be preparing a written presentation.  Mark is more used to 
> speaking from hand written notes.
> He is very much looking forward to the evening.
> Best regards,
> Claire

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