Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:11 UTC
Linux Now this is one to ponder. This year, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Barack Obama, president of the United States. The prize has been given to both politicians and non-politicians alike, and Keith Lofstrom thinks its time to hand over the Peace Prize to a non-politician once more: Linus Torvalds.
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Nobel Prize = dubious credibility
by tomchr on Fri 20th Nov 2009 23:42 UTC
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2009-02-01

The NP has been questionable for quite some time. Even though controversy is to be expected, there have been many occations were credibility has been exceedingly low. It's unfortunate for us all, that people in general, which is to say, the stupid people, have a tendency to focus on prestige alone and not the actual accomplishment and whether it merits an award or not.

By giving Obama a Nobel prize, the ridiculous Nobel Commitee has reduced the meaning of accomplishment to a joke and made it abundantly apparent to EVERYONE ON THE PLANET.

Who's next? Kim Jong-il for outstanding achievements in the field of totalitarian Stalinist dictatorship?

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