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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.'"

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