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PC Week: Torvalds: From plush toys to credit cards

Nov 16, 1999, 16:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato)

"Linus Torvalds summed up the growth of Linux in the last year by noting, "We used to have plush toys. Now we have credit cards."

"Hall talked about Torvald's first speaking engagement in the United States, heard by all of 40 people. And he recalled his impression of the Finnish student's technology."

"I remember one slide in particular I had, which had one bullet," Hall said. "It said, 'Linux is inevitable.'"

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