Lemmings, Think Different and Why Free Software is Still Important


There is a popular misconception that lemmings will jump off of a cliff in a fit of group-think gone amok, but it turns out that the lemmings-of-a-cliff was actually a media fabrication and a massive act of animal cruelty. Although actual physical lemmings don't themselves come up in life very often, easy platitudes and media fabricated one-liners certainly do. What's worse, such soundbites end up driving technology decisions. Join Monty Taylor in a discussion of some of the more popular false one-liners, how they're affecting the tech industry and what you can do about it.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00