John Stoffel via WLUG <wlug(a)lists.wlug.org> writes:
It was a really fun meeting, bummer we didn't have
the CAD discussion, but happy about the storage discussion.
After I got into a gun fight with the police it was
difficult to pay attention. They kept talking about
tera-bytes, but I am still a bit future-shocked
from when my ex-new-boss told me that the programs
I would be paid to write had to work with a giga-byte
of important data...and when I actually bought a mega-byte
for my own home.
Real programmers code for 64K.
Subject: [WLUG] Becoming a brick-and-mortar Linux vendor
From: Joshua Stone via WLUG <wlug(a)lists.wlug.org>
I've been wondering about with Linux as a desktop
platform if one were to run a business around selling
machines that're built with it in mind.
I had a similar idea about 20 years ago. I rented
a store-front in south-east Worcester and did it
for a few years. I didn't make much money, but
I didn't lose much either.
The remaining fragments of that business exist as
a web page:
I used to have a book about starting a business
in Massachusetts, maybe I can find it.
It's probably far out of date.
You need to know the laws about collecting sales
tax and reporting and remitting to the state.
-- Keith Wright,
Programmer in Chief, Free Computer Shop