January 31, 2011

Linus Torvalds Never Imagined the Current Linux Ecosystem

In a magazine interview in the late 1990s, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was asked whether he, Steve Jobs and the other early minds behind the Macintosh ever envisioned what their technology, and personal computers in general, would become. He responded that nobody on the original team at Apple had any inkling of the impact that arrays of different application types, and the Internet in particular, would have. In fact, he said that the early Apple team viewed early personal computers as simply a smarter way to do word processing, with snazzy efficiencies such as cut-and-paste.

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