'Think Different' is so very relative

Dell, Think DifferentThe old mantra of "Think Different" used to mean one thing. However, it now means something very different in certain venues. I've noticed this trend growing steadily as I attend conferences, but I don't think I've heard it as pronounced (at a non-apple specific meeting) as it was at this:

By our best estimates, over 90% of the 550 people at RailsConf 2006 are using Apple laptops.

We decided to reward those willing to take a stand against the norm and compute different.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.