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Wired: Open Sourcers Say Grid Is Good

Aug 15, 2002, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

"A plague of business burnout has infected many at LinuxWorld.

"Hardcore coders said they are fed up with what seems to them to be an incessant stream of keynotes and self-congratulatory business speak.

"'Thanks for the code, guys, but do you need to spend an hour telling us how terrific it is?' grumbled Kevin Currin, a programmer from Fort Worth, Texas.

"'I think I've developed an allergic reaction to suit-speak,' Currin added. 'If I hear 'leverage your investment' one more time I swear I'm gonna puke on someone's neatly pressed khakis...'

"Unfortunately, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's keynote was scheduled late Wednesday afternoon, right around the time the burnout symptoms really started to manifest on a wide scale..."

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