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 -pekr- on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:57 UTC in reply to "What is the point..."
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Member since:
2006-03-28

No sense of humour? Or you got yourself caught? Well, I think that Thom might directly mark the news as a satire/fun/humour, and everything would be OK.

Other than that, in the past I liked the interview with C++ creator, which many believed, is a genuine too :-)

http://artlung.com/smorgasborg/Invention_of_Cplusplus.shtml

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RE[2]: What is the point...
by galvanash on Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:20 in reply to "RE: What is the point..."
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

I do have a sense of humor... That is why I'm complaining about this - it isn't funny. I like good satire - this is so bad it doesn't even resemble satire.

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RE[3]: What is the point...
by leppi on Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: What is the point..."
leppi Member since:
2007-08-31

Ya, I agree -- It wasn't funny, or enlightening, or... anything else that satire usually is. I'm not sure what it was supposed to be honestly.

I guess humor is sometimes very specific.

I do think that this has been re-tweeted mostly because people thought this was an actual interview. (opinion)

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RE[2]: What is the point...
by Soulbender on Sat 29th Sep 2012 02:33 in reply to "RE: What is the point..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No sense of humour? Or you got yourself caught?


It helps if the joke is actually funny.

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