"Linus Torvalds and Jeremy Allision were both in Sao
Paolo, Brazil a few weeks ago for LinuxCon, where they were both
presenters. Later in the week when they were waiting to go on a
safari at the Sao Paolo Zoo, Jeremy seized the opportunity to go on
a trip down memory lane when he asked Linus about the Sinclair QL
they each owned while growing up. Because it was so hard to get
software for it in Finland, Linus wrote his own assembler and
editor (in addition to Pac-Man graphics libraries). They continue
to reminisce about more archaic hardware like floppy drives,
microdrives, 512 K RAM expansion packs and the Acorn Archimedes.
"It's a geek fest for fans of British computers from the '80s!
Who knew that the Sinclair QL would play a role in the development
of the modern free operating system?"