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Salon.com: A boy and his computer [review of Linus Torvalds autobiography]

Apr 25, 2001, 11:38 (2 Talkback[s])

Self-confessed "stalker" Andrew Leonard posts a truly creepy review of Linus Torvalds' autobiography, "Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary":

"After years of lurking in the shadows wherever I could reasonably expect to see Linus Torvalds in public; after spying on his workplace, the college from which he graduated and the Helsinki apartment where he first created Linux; after combing through countless e-mails preserved on the Web and interviewing his friends, his father and his employer; after all that, I found reading his own (coauthored) account of his life to be strangely anticlimactic...."

"It could be that I'm just jealous of coauthor Diamond. He got to spend a year drinking beer and sitting in hot tubs with Linus. He went camping with him and played with his kids. A couple of years ago, I sent an e-mail to Linus suggesting that we get our kids together and talk about the history of Linux. He never responded. I still bear the scars."

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