Joined: Feb. 2005
||Posted: Nov. 11 2007,22:40
I've often thought it was the effect of the phrase "50 megs of penguin power" that swayed people.
From a non-technical perspective, I guess you'd call it the "cute factor"
People like small things. Like diminutive food or short stories, there's little threat of being overwhelmed by something that advertises itself as bite-sized.
Like the joke says, "have a bite, it's wafer thin."
Also, according to the tin it comes in, DSL is a fifty megabyte download.
That means it is a short trip from "gimmie" to "got it".
In a time when it is not uncommon for a linux distribution to take up the space of multiple CD's (or even DVD's), people are going to be excited by the idea of a quick nibble. Even if their goal is to merely consider it an appetizer to the larger meal of trying a more sizable distribution.
Damn Small...Damn, it just made me hungry.