2016 – Tuesday – Keynote: George Fong

George Fong – Chair of Internet Australia

The Challenges of the Changing Social Significance of the Nerd

  • “This is the first conference I’ve been to where there’s an extremely high per capita number of ponytails”
  • Linux not just running web server and other servers  but also network devices
  • Linux and the Web aren’t the same thing, but they’ve grown symbiotically and neither would be the same without the other
  • “One of the lessons we’ve learned in Australia is that when you mix technology with politics, you get into trouble”
  • “We have proof in Australia that if you take guns away from people, people stop getting killed”