[clug] A most interesting read, most interesting

Paul TBBle Hampson Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com
Tue Dec 26 02:24:49 GMT 2006

On Tue, Dec 26, 2006 at 12:26:36PM +1100, Chris Smart wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 25, 2006 at 04:14:07PM +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
> [snip]

>> Wait. We're trying for world domination? I must have missed the memo.
> Perhaps a few quotes from Linus can help us unlock this mystery?

> "I'd like to say that I knew this would happen, that it's all part of the
> plan for world domination. But honestly this has all taken me a bit by
> surprise."

> "Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely
> unintentional side effect."

And of course:

"The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the world."

(Usually attributed as "-- seen on the 'net", but the earliest I see it
in Google is two distinct appearances in Sept 1999)

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, B.Sc, LPI, MCSE
On-hiatus Asian Studies student, ANU
The Boss, Bubblesworth Pty Ltd (ABN: 51 095 284 361)
Paul.Hampson at Pobox.Com

Of course Pacman didn't influence us as kids. If it did,
we'd be running around in darkened rooms, popping pills and
listening to repetitive music.
 -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

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