nineteen years? not even eighteen yet

Story: Hats off to Red HatTotal Replies: 6
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Aug 02, 2009
11:56 PM EDT
It will be eighteen years ago, later this month, that Linus first announced his new kernel.

An example of why I hardly ever read the Beeb site.

Aug 03, 2009
12:31 AM EDT
On a more humorous note, I just realized:

This year's college freshman class are the last to be born before Linux. Next year's class, by and large, were born after Linux was made public.

Aug 03, 2009
11:40 AM EDT
I have lots of reasons to distrust the BBC but I won't discuss most of them here. Interesting point about the college class. I wonder how many of them have no clue what DOS is. I wonder how many of them don't know what a vinyl record album is. Time and technology march on and the old stuff gets ignored or forgotten.

Aug 03, 2009
1:50 PM EDT
I'm old enough that when I hear people talking about using Linux "way back" in college, or even having their own PC makes me feel even older.

Aug 04, 2009
3:03 PM EDT
Vinyls are hip now. A better measure would be a magnetic casette...

Aug 04, 2009
3:20 PM EDT
@jezuch Or maybe an 8-track...

Aug 04, 2009
3:54 PM EDT
Whatever one's opinion of the BBC, I thought it was an interesting interview. It's not every day that I'm driving around and get to listen to a lengthy discussion of Linux on the radio.

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