[linux-elitists] If GM made cars like Microsoft...

Peter Whysall peter@whysall.net
Wed Jun 11 00:50:39 PDT 2003


On Wed, 2003-06-11 at 01:58, Larry M. Augustin wrote:
<snipz0r>

I have to mention this:

"It's a bunch of RVs, yurts, tepees, and geodesic domes set up in a
field and organized by consensus. The people who live there are making
tanks. These are not old-fashioned, cast-iron Soviet tanks; these are
more like the M1 tanks of the U.S. Army, made of space-age materials and
jammed with sophisticated technology from one end to the other. But they
are better than Army tanks. They've been modified in such a way that
they never, ever break down, are light and maneuverable enough to use on
ordinary streets, and use no more fuel than a subcompact car." -- Neal
Stephenson, _In The Beginning Was The Command Line_

...which is still one of the most inspirational statements I've ever
read on what makes Linux what it is.

-- 
Peter Whysall <peter@whysall.net>
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