It might interest folk hereabout that I've had a talk accepted at February's FOSDEM conference in Brussels. The title is "The circuit less travelled" and I will be presenting a boiled-down, summarised version of my ongoing studies into OS, language and app design, on the thesis of where, historically, the industry made arguably poor (if pragmatic) choices, some interesting technologies that weren't pursued, where it'll go next and how reviving some forgotten ideas could lend technological advantage to those trying different angles.
In other words, much of what I've been ranting about on here for the last several years.
It will, to say the least, be interesting to see how it goes down.
SUSE is paying for me to attend, but the talk is not on behalf of them -- it's entirely my own idea and submission. A jog from SUSE merely gave me the impetus to submit an abstract and description.