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Lindependence in the starting blocks

March 19, 2008

No, that’s not a typo. I meant “Lindependence,” as in Linux and independence run together to make what Lewis Carroll used to call a “portmanteau” (read “Jabberwocky” for a great selection of portmanteaus).

Lindependence, short for Lindependence 2008, is the project we have going here in Felton where we’d ideally like the people of the town to throw off their digital chains. More detail can be found here in this interview with nuxified.org.

Read the interview. Meanwhile, people in the area are talking, the groundswell is starting to rise.  It’s going to be an interesting few months in the San Lorenzo Valley.

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  1. Olivier
    March 20, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Wonderful! The interview was a really interesting read. Lindependence looks promising.

    A tiny remark: if you really wanted to impress, you could use the French term that “portmanteau” originates from. The correct spelling of the pural of portemanteau reads “portemanteaux” = )

  2. March 25, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Hi, Olivier —

    Thanks for your kind words. Lindependence does look promising, and with your support it can be great.

    Incidentally, this is what Lewis Carroll wrote in “Through the Looking Glass” when Alice asks Humpty Dumpty about the meaning of “Jabberwocky:”

    ‘Well, “slithy” means “lithe and slimy.” “Lithe” is the same as “active.” You see it’s like a portmanteau – there are two meanings packed up into one word.’

    But I’ll make a note for future reference of the French spelling. :-)

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