October 2, 2005
Asay: Ode to (Tim) O'Reilly
With some, you'd think Tim was just putting on a show of false modesty. But not Tim. He's genuine. At the first Open Source Business Conference, Tim sat next to my wife during one of the keynotes. She had no idea who he was, but when I spotted the two of them together (Tim chatting casually with her), I said, "Jen, you're so lucky! You're sitting next to Tim!!" His reply was something like, "Actually, I thought I was the lucky one." He's a fantastic person.