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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I don't get the reactions
by earksiinni on Fri 28th Sep 2012 16:46 UTC
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I don't understand why people here assumed it was satirical. There's nothing satirical about it, and for that matter given Linus' provocative and frank comments in the past, I wasn't surprised at all when I read the interview. The only part that I thought was fake was the interview format, which I assumed was imposed upon an actual conversation that took place.

It's quite clear now that the entire thing fake, but I didn't get it until one of the commenters here noted that the post was tagged under "Satire". I'm not sure the author knows what satire really is. Fake things assigned to false identities =/= satire.

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