That's what happened when I spoke with friends about the Raspberry Pi.
Our conversation shifted to technology and I brought up the project.
...Minds were blown.
In the aftermath, I believe I've brought some over to the 'other side'.
They are going to wait after the first batch or two goes out. In particular, one is a grade school educator. She's interested not only for herself, but more for her students. I have someone in mind next. After I inform him, this can get even more interesting over the next year. I have a good feeling about this.