From Readersdigest.co.uk: "In the middle of the night, a scruffy 21-year-old
sat in a darkened room at his mother's house in
Helsinki, Finland, tapping out a message on his
computer keyboard. 'Hello everybody out
there,' he typed, sipping tea and nibbling the
dry pasta he habitually ate. 'I'm doing a (free)
operating system (just a hobby, won't be big
and professional)...I'd like any feedback on
things people like/dislike...'
The young man's name was Linus Torvalds.
And what he sent out to the world on that
August night in 1991 has transformed the whole
landscape of computer use."
January 20, 2001