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Wired: Torvalds Lays an Egg

Jun 26, 1999, 09:38 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)

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"His Linux operating system may be going from strength to strength. And that's a good thing, because Linus Torvalds has little future as a speaker for hire.

"Dramatically billed as "the most in-demand cyber-celebrity in the world today" at Wednesday's Lotus Developers' Conference 99, Torvalds thoroughly bored a full house of Lotus developers gathered to hear his keynote."

"Instead of a string of clever wisecracks and laughs at the expense of Microsoft, as most expected, the audience was subjected to 40 minutes of platitudes."

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