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Eric S. Raymond: Take My Job, Please!

Mar 28, 1999, 17:08 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric S. Raymond)

"What job is this? Um...that would be public advocate for the hacker tribe, speaker-to-journalists, evangelist/interface to the corporate world."

"What will hurt you the most is the people you love, the tribe you've sweated blood to serve. Because they'll turn on you. They will. Not all of them, not even most of them, but enough of them to be wounding."

"I want you to have it. I need someone else to take it before I burn out. Show me competence and I'll back you to the hilt. I'll hand you all my press contacts, make whatever introductions are needed, and disappear offstage so fast your head will spin. I'd love nothing better than to be able to retire and go back to coding."

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