Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 18:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Linux "I was in a coffee shop in Portland, Oregon and happened to spot Linus Torvalds sitting alone at a window table. I asked the creator of the Linux operating system and the Git source code control system if I could join him. Over the next fifteen minutes we talked about programming and programmers." Editor's Note: We've realized it's unclear whether this is a satirical interview or not. We don't know, so YMMV.
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RE: What is the point...
by No it isnt on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:57 UTC in reply to "What is the point..."
No it isnt
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It started off pretty well, comparing programmer types to hipsters. There's some truth in it. Then the writer went out of ideas, and put claims like "[distros are] all pretty much the same thing warmed over", as if something like Archlinux doesn't keep the indie cred of anything you have to install through the command line. Git being too hard to use? That's just silly.

Satire works when it tells the truth in a jarring way, not when it's just dumb.

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