The quotable Linus Torvalds, live onstage at TED
The quotable Linus Torvalds, live onstage at TED

I am not a visionary. I’m an engineer.

[As a kid] I was into computers, I was into math, I was into physics. I don’t think I was notably exceptional. My sister said my biggest exceptional nature was that I would not let go.

 

My First Line of Code

Q. During the development of Linux itself, that stubbornness brought you in a conflict with other people. Is [stubbornness] essential?
A. I don’t know if it’s essential. Sometimes I’m, shall we say, myopic, when it show up to other people’s feelings … and I’m not proud of that. “I’m sorry,” where  the camera is.

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