More on my Dad

Things are odd in the world of my dad. Someone who I am starting to think of as Dad 2.0. Let’s look at the evidence:

  • First he uses OpenOffice.org and Firefox on Windows.
  • Then he starts using Ubuntu.
  • Then he gets into Skype and is calling me for free from the US while on holiday with my ma.

…now…he has a blog. Yep, go and read Speaker’s Corner. Nerds among you can subscribe to his RSS feed. He is currently studying to become a journalist and already writing some incredible pieces for local and international press houses and has developed a real finesse for writing with a smooth and flowing, yet deft writing style.

What next? Can I expect him to wear thick glasses, have a nervous twitch and pick a fight with me about Transformers?

My dad has joined the Internet generation, fuelled by Open Source, and I am proud of him. :)

  • anonim

    Tell him to use openwengo instead of skype ;)

  • http://blog.nixternal.com nixternal

    DUDE! Get him on the Fridge man! :)

  • Philip

    And tell him we want more stories like the one about your starch covered arse! :lol:

  • http://ivan.chavero.com.mx imcsk8

    I have my mom and dad using ubuntu on their laptop for a couple of months now they suf the web and edit documents with no problem. I’ve noticed that they don’t bother me as much as they used to when they had windows, so i think is good sign.

    I’m proud of them too :-D

  • Karl Roos

    Awsome, I tried once to install Ubuntu on my parents computer, unfortunatly I did by misstake format the whole harddrive. Trying to convince my dad again, hopefully it will work :cry:

  • http://robotninja.net Chris

    Much like imcsk8′s parents, mine also use Ubuntu at home too. These days the only time they bug me is when mum accidentally takes an ODF file to work on her USB drive…

    Can’t quite see my parents starting a blog though, so props to Papa Bacon!

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  • http://www.rpgfamilie.net Bert Van de Poel

    Wow, I wanted that my dad was so cool, mine thinks linux bites, it took him a very long time to accept that I could use ubuntu and that I found it simple and that it never crashes (though he says he knew all of it, yeah sure :roll: )

  • http://planet.gentoo.org/developers/leio Mart Raudsepp

    Mine uses Gentoo Linux with GNOME :) I take care of the updates and such once in a while, though. I guess it’s not that a big deal, because he kind of started using computers together with Linux and has never used Windows except reading e-mails in a crappy Lotus Notes in Windows at work, which I think is the biggest reason for it being hard to switch for people – human are a creature of habit.