Robert Harley (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 21:49:39 +0200 (MET DST)

OK, so apparently 3% of FoRKers are running the ECDL code but the 97 %
are either too lazy to run it, or don't want to because I'm such an
obnoxious idiot, or else they don't have computers. (NB: there are
ports to WinNT, Win98, MacOS... just ask).

However certainly many FoRKers have their fingers in some
large-audience pies, in the form of newsletters, mailing-lists etc.

So why not contribute to the effort without running a cycle of code,
by writing a snippet about the project, or by plugging the following URL:

at every possible occasion. Well maybe not quite that much but a
little bit anyway. Get the scoop before everyone starts talking about it!

Actually got the scoop and mentions the
project as its top news item, but there's still time to be with it if
you hurry! =:-)

Consider an experiment in Internet age communication: if this meme
is injected into enough hosts will it end up infecting SlashDot?

Come on guys. The programming and organisation were easy: it's
getting a few minutes of people's time that's hard. This is a really
big project and it's not going to happen without a lot of help and

My next tactic will be to get down on my knees and beg you all, which
would be a sorry sight (stop rubbing your hands in glee, Joe).