LCA 2011: The awesome power of the spoken word

[ Thanks to Sam
for this link. ]

“Among the open source legions, Dirk Hohndel stands out
in one way. Among the hundreds of speakers who have delivered words
of wisdom at the Australian national Linux conferences over the
last four years, he is probably the only person to depend solely on
his speaking prowess to do so.

“Hohndel (pic below) spoke at the LCA in Melbourne in 2008, his
topic being how one could make hardware vendors love open

“The talk was delivered from the lectern, with masterful ease,
demonstrating well that here was a man who knew his subject inside
out, liked it a great deal and, what’s more, actually understood
everything that he was talking about.”

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