Is Linux so inconceivable that it is hard for users to say thank you? In her podcast Why don’t more people say thank you?, Cathy Malmrose does a great job telling her own story as an analogy for trying to understand the Linux user community. Cathy is the CEO of Zareaon right here in Berkeley and a supporter of BerkeleyLUG. Please let her know your thoughts and/or comment here.
Research is beginning to show that gratitude is a learned skill that can be improved with practice. I think this hour long 2009 Google Tech Talk by Richard J. Davidson is worth the effort. The Charter for Compassion focuses on the global scale.
As it is the 4th Sunday of the month I hope the meeting from noon – three at Bobby G’s Pizzeria goes well today. The second Sunday of December is the 11th. As the fourth Sunday falls on Christmas day I think it’s safe to say that the meeting is canceled. After the 11th we will next see you on Sun, Jan 8th.