SF Gate: Torvalds Takes on Silicon Valley Aristocracy
Apr 16, 2001, 22:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan T. Saracevic)
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"In 'Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary,'
Torvalds recounts a number of meetings with Silicon Valley
aristocracy last year, saving his best barbs for Jobs...."
"Now that we have the crap cleared up, let's fast-forward a few
graphs to where Torvalds tees off on the notoriously self-confident
Jobs. 'Steve was Steve, exactly as the press portrays him. . . .
His main argument was that if I wanted to get to the desktop
market, I should come join forces with Apple. My reaction was: Why
should I care? Why would I be interested in the Apple story? I
didn't think there was anything interesting in Apple.'
"'He just basically took it for granted that I would be
interested. He was clueless, unable to imagine that there could be
entire segments of the human race who weren't the least bit
concerned about increasing the Mac's market share.'"