Shows Don't Have to Be Big to Be Useful
For those of you who might not believe in an supreme entity, I think I have proof not only that there is such a Deity, but that He has a sense of humor as well.
My evidence? Picture, if you will, the Ohio LinuxFest nestled snugly within the huge confines of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, all 750 guests hellbent for leather on learning all that is good and Linux. As you might imagine, a large portion of these attendees were of the geek and nerd end of the spectrum, much more so than at a larger trade show like LinuxWorld or the Open Source Business Conference, where a large portion of the crowd are suits or people who look uncomfortable in anything but.
So imagine such a collection of individuals sharing the same convention center with, I kid you not, the Top Talent Star Model Search. Meeting. Get-together. Thingie.
When I went to the food court for lunch, I was amazed to see huddled masses of male Linux folk huddled in conspicuous places, staring open-mouthed at all of the women. It was like the worst cliché come to life.