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Linux.com: Because We Love It

Oct 05, 2000, 23:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Plant)

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"Walt Whitman said that if you enjoy your work, you'll never work a day in your life. If what Walt says is true, I haven't been working for a while now. I enjoy my work. I'm a writer and an editor, and I get to work in the most exciting corner of the computer industry. Every day, I wake up, wondering what cool things the Linux.com volunteer writers have put together for me to enjoy. Okay, I'm probably overstating a little bit here; they're writing for you, the reader, not Emmett the Editor. Still, I get a lot of satisfaction out of being on the bleeding edge of the industry press."

"When I was in Canada for the Ottawa Linux Symposium, I had the opportunity to hang out with my friend San. When the sun goes down, San is an incredible trance DJ. During the day, he's an engineer for VA Linux working on high-end server solutions. San loves his work. At one point, I asked, "San, do you ever wake up in the morning and think that you're the luckiest guy in the world, getting paid to do something you'd do for free?" "Every day," San said. I find that this attitude is held in almost every corner of the Linux industry."

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