25 Years Later: Interview with Linus TorvaldsApr 04, 2019, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Bob: When I first interviewed you back in 1994, did you think that you'd be still maintaining this thing in 2019?
Linus: I think that by 1994 I had already become surprised that my latest project hadn't just been another "do something interesting until it does everything I needed, and then find something else to do" project. Sure, it was fairly early in the development, but it had already been something that I had spent a few years on by then, and had already become something with its own life.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is not that I necessarily expected to do it for another few decades, but that it had already passed the bump of becoming something fairly big in my life.