Mercury Center heeft interview gepost met Linus Torvalds, de man achter Linux. In het interview zien we onze grote vriend Bill ook nog even voorbij fietsen:
It occurs to me that Linus might find it interesting to spend some time with Bill Gates. At first, he says he is not the least bit interested in meeting everybody's favorite nemesis. "There wouldn't be much of a connection point. I'm completely uninterested in the thing that he's the best in the world at. And he's not interested in the thing that maybe I'm the best in the world at. I couldn't give him advice in business and he couldn't give me advice in technology,'' he says. Then he adds, "Even if you're the best technology person at Microsoft, your goal isn't to make the best product possible.
"His whole mission in life is to see that anything that threatens Microsoft goes away,'' continues Linus. "He probably is the best businessman alive today. And he happened to be in the right place at the right time and he was technical enough to take advantage of it.''
But later, Linus admits that he feels sorry for the world's richest man. "To have such a huge ego and have everybody hate you must really be difficult for him,'' he says, "And he probably has trouble trusting anyone other than his oldest friends.'' Yes, Linus relents that he would actually like to meet with Gates, although he "wouldn't know how to start the conversation.''
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