Friday, May 6, 2016

The mind behind Linux | Linus Torvalds, TED Talk

I find it fascinating to learn about the real person behind such creations as this (he created Linux), and how and why they do what they do. As Linus starts off saying, he needs no distractions when he is doing his work, and this ties into even what is on the walls including the color of the walls—I have a similar mindset; this is one of the reasons why I haven't been able to focus in and write the articles I have been known for on the site here, over the past 3 months I have been away from home: the space is crucial for me.

Description: (21 minutes) "Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy of work, engineering and life. "I am not a visionary, I'm an engineer," Torvalds says. "I'm perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds ... but I'm looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that's right in front of me before I fall in.""

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