LinuxWorld: Open Source Developers Are Rock Stars
Apr 10, 2005, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Bedell)
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"When I was a kid, all I wanted to be was a rock star. I wanted
to play guitar, get up on stage, and have everyone scream while I
cranked out some hard rockin' tune. I wanted to see lighters held
up in the crowd as I finished my last set--dripping with sweat,
completely tired, and no energy left. Leave it all on the
stage--that's what I wanted. My friends all felt the same--we
talked about it all the time.
"Well, that never happened. Instead I went to college and spent
more time in the computer center than I did at parties. The only
thing I cranked out was code. Later, I got a job writing software
and I've been working with computers ever since..."