Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was a skinny unknown, just another nerdy Helsinki techie who had been fooling around with computers since childhood. Then he wrote a groundbreaking operating system and distributed it via the Internet -- for free. Today Torvalds is an international folk hero. And his creation LINUX is used by over 12 million people as well as by companies such as IBM.
Now, in a narrative that zips along with the speed of e-mail, Torvalds gives a history of his renegade software while candidly revealing the quirky mind of a genius. The result is an engrossing portrayal of a man with a revolutionary vision, who challenges our values and may change our world.
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Review: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental RevolutionaryUser Review - Adom Hartell - Goodreads
Surprisingly, it doesn't seem like there's really a story here, or maybe this book was written too soon. Discussion of the technology and of copyright/intellectual property was pretty superficial, and the writing in general wasn't very good. Read full review
Review: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental RevolutionaryUser Review - Mahdi - Goodreads
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