"I mean, if you threw out all of the innovative work Linus
Torvalds and the rest of the Kernel Gang has done over the last
nine years, and just traced the origins of Linux back through Minux
and its other ancestors, sure, you could say that Linux is based on
thirty, forty, or however-many-years ago technology. I would not
"Older technology is not always a bad thing--something that many
of us need to have drilled into our heads once in a while."
"Is Linux based on forty-year old technology? Yes! It's also
based on this week's announcement of a new test kernel! Or the
abacus someone invented in China thousands of years ago!"