I was in the Kalispell Public Library today (or possibly the Flathead County Library, not sure what it's specifically called) in Kalispell, Montana today, to use their Internet. (My parents' Internet is what is called glacial.)
The stations are nice, with options for Internet, Office, etc. I didn't really pay attention to the office stuff til my allotted hour was over, and then I thought--gosh, that Spreadsheet icon is Oddly Familiar.
It was familiar of course because it was the Linux OpenOffice.org icon for spreadsheets. I talked to Katy, the librarian at the reference desk and she said, yes, they use Userful, a workstation setup apparently from a company in Canada.
So I just wanted to mention that, since, yay! open source in my home town library, where I have spent billions of hours. And also of course, if there are any librarians out there looking for a good prefab Linux workstation for public use, I really liked this one. It has a setup for restricting time per workstation per person, was nicely set up, of course, and just generally seemed very nice and workable.
And thirdly, I'm definitely going to contact the company providing the workstations and see if we can work out a deal with bundling some of my workbook content. I've been thinking that I would love to give a site license of my workbooks, if I could get a big enough group of libraries or schools or other groups together.
(And yes, I actually am writing this at 4 in the morning on Wednesday; it's not a prefab that I set up to post early in the morning. Presumably I'll get back to sleep at some point. Sheesh.)