A few months ago, I wrote a small article for ProgramerFish that was featured on SlashDot's Front Page. It was amazing. Within hours, my post had thousands of views and hundreds of comments. People both loved and hated the idea.
But what made my post so popular? The fact that I showed people how to run a very popular piece of proprietary software in Linux. And this made a very large number of people very angry. Why though? Half the users of linux are openly against proprietary software.
But Certainly software is just a means to an end, not and end itself.
They failed to see the point. All they cared about was letting everyone else know how much they hated my idea.
I inadvertently started a mini-controversy. And it got attention.
Sometimes the best way to be heard is to say something people don't like to hear.