My friend Emma Jane Hogbin has been building a plan to dominate the world (as soon as she finishes her latest knitting project). And like anyone with really well organized global domination plans, she has a slide pack and google video.
I finally sat down and watched them the other day. I mean, she’s my friend and future overlord, so it was of interest. She’s got a lot of thought-provoking material about how to take over the world with free and open source software (her aim), and how to get women more involved in its development and use (in furtherance of said domination). I gather that this latter subject is being heavily discussed on the linux community right at the moment (even in blog posts that reference us too, because it’s a small internet).
The last section of her talk, though, struck me for its general applicability. The five steps she describes can change the world, in whatever direction. (Note that the headers are hers, but the riffs on them are mine.)
(Please note that if this thread turns into another pointless brangle, I am going to crossbreed it with the previous one and require all posts on the contentious subject to be in verse. Or something equally evil and oppressive.)