I wonder if Havoc is limbering up to get back in the saddle as GNOME’s philosopher-elect? I sure hope so. While his written voice is strong and controversial enough to piss off a subset of his readers – the misguided, blinkered, technology-worshipping ones – in the flesh he’s softly spoken and very personable. If a little distracted.
But what I love most about Havoc is this: Even at his most brilliant, he gives you the impression that he’s mostly just shitting about. Thing is, Havoc’s shitting about is twenty steps ahead of yours… and armed to the teeth.