cool story, sent by the user interface technology manager of
symbian, who I am meeting next week for a workshop and a panel
discussion. (symbian adopted the GIMP UI brainstorm method, btw).

Begin forwarded message:

> You might find the following interesting. Augusten Burroughs is an
> acclaimed, twisted fiction author.
> On a recent afternoon, Mr. Burroughs, lanky and boyish despite the
> tattoos curling around his forearms, was stretched out on the
> king-size four-poster bed he has set smack in the middle of the
> apartment. Draped and swagged in a manner that would please the Libyan
> dictator, the bed is a sumptuous galleon and office for him. Little
> seating arrangements ring the tiny room, which he decorated this
> summer, downloading photos of art, furniture and objects found on
> 1stdibs, shrinking them to scale and laying them out on a floor plan
> using Gimp, a Photoshop-like program from Linux, the free operating
> system that Mr. Burroughs compared with Alcoholics Anonymous: “You can
> get help from total strangers anywhere in the world.”


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