The quotable Linus Torvalds, live on stage 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 shows up to other people’s feelings … and I’m not proud of that. “I’m sorry,” where the camera is.
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