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Knowledge pursues me but I am faster.......

If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit.......

.......One day, we will look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject…

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.



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Linux... you are never too old to learn ...

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Dave's mum, aged 92, getting to grips with Linux .... an incredible woman
... Guardian crossword solver, water colourist, 'agony aunt' and computer
literate since Dave introduced her to the Spectrum back in the early 80's ......
20th May 2007, 20:15   | tags:

taniwha says:

good on 'er.

I plan to write one of those books on improving self image and call it "Self Esteem for Dummies" because I think it would just collapse into itself.

20th May 2007, 20:17

this is a fantastic photo wtg Daves Mum :-)

20th May 2007, 20:18

nige says:

hahah. brilliant!

20th May 2007, 20:29

fair play!

20th May 2007, 20:47

Viv says:

wow - very impressed
she looks like an excellent listener and a very reassuring sort of person to have around

21st May 2007, 02:09

MaggieD says:

Spot on Viv :)

21st May 2007, 22:23

Caine says:

Terrific! She has more on the ball than I do - I haven't even tried to understand Linux, despite all of Rick's coaxing.

22nd May 2007, 04:28

MaggieD says:

Linux still remains a mystery to me too :(

22nd May 2007, 22:59

minkey says:

Linux is a mystery, probably should get the same book...for extra dummies 8-(

23rd May 2007, 20:12

MaggieD says:

Minkey ... I am sure that if 1,000,000 minkeys were hooked up to 1,000,000 computers over a period of 1,000.000 years then Linux would be worked out and explained to all of us simple folk in words that we could understand .....

23rd May 2007, 20:21

minkey says:

ta. making me feel sooo much better ;)

23rd May 2007, 20:25

Amazing lady you are Dave's mum... so close to the penguin ;-)

Thanks for this shot MaggieD, just a question...
what's her name?

24th May 2007, 10:07

MaggieD says:

Hi Zizzi,
Her name is Barbara, and she is an amazing lady :)

24th May 2007, 17:54

MaggieD says:

Hey, thanks for the HL :) ..... will direct B towards this .....

24th May 2007, 18:47

Puddlepuff says:

Well deserved HL.

She looks like a sweet Grandma.

24th May 2007, 20:37

Viv says:

glad a mod found her!

24th May 2007, 22:39

540air says:

Fantastic!! Perhaps you could bring her on Sunday to teach me a few things ;)

24th May 2007, 23:00

Dhamaka says:

great shot, well deserved HL and she looks so happy!

25th May 2007, 01:06

SpoonZ says:

Brilliant... an interweb ledgend in the making

25th May 2007, 07:55

Euphro says:

I would entirely agree :)

25th May 2007, 10:42

nige says:

she just seems so comfortable and content reading that book. i think i'd still be a little perplexed...

25th May 2007, 11:23

MaggieD says:

I like the slightly raised left eyebrow ......

25th May 2007, 11:31

factotum says:

I'm late getting to this, but I think this is a really fine photograph!

25th May 2007, 18:47

seaneeboy says:

Congrats on the Picture of the Month!

8th Jun 2007, 11:47

MaggieD says:

Thanks Sean and Facto :) ....

AAH if I knew what that was, I probably would :)

8th Jun 2007, 12:07

MaggieD says:

AAH: Yes, well, good Linux, that's OK then ...*wanders off scratching head* ....

8th Jun 2007, 12:54

Morgena(goinar-at-blueyonder-dot-co-dot-uk) says:

What a brave women she is despite her age, perhaps I’ll read this book by the age of 70 ((laughter, laughter)

8th Jun 2007, 17:34

Alfie says:

Maggie, you obviously don't receive the moblogUK newsletter! Check it out here :)

8th Jun 2007, 17:50

MaggieD says:

Have just seen the newsletter (I do get it) ... am stunned ..... thanks to whoever awarded me the honour ..... unreal .... :)

8th Jun 2007, 18:01

chocolate says:

wow, just a look at that lady!

just magnificent. as a matter of fact, seeing this picture almost makes me want to be that old as well, just to have the peace, quiet and time to pursue such goals as understanding linux =)

10th Jun 2007, 12:48

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