Tonight I met a systems engineer for a European car company who spent 20 minutes talking my ear off about the virtues of Linux, and how much it had changed — for the better — since his college days.
He was preaching to the converted of course, but it was an agreeable experience all the same. We shared war stories, as geeks are apt to do, and parted good friends.
I also met a repair technician for NEC who uses Windows-based software primarily, but also knew Linux and seemed intrigued.
By the way, if you’re keeping score, this is the second time I’ve met another rabid Linux fan seemingly at random (meaning, outside of users groups or through company techies), and one of many countless people who’ve heard of it, and think sometimes they might be interested in it.
Make sure you get a good seat. The revolution is under way, and will not be televised.