By Linus Torvalds, David Diamond

As soon as upon a time Linus Torvalds was once a thin unknown, simply one other nerdy Helsinki techie who were playing around with pcs due to the fact that formative years. Then he wrote a groundbreaking working process and disbursed it through the web -- at no cost. this day Torvalds is a global folks hero. And his construction LINUX is utilized by over 12 million humans in addition to by means of businesses comparable to IBM.

Now, in a story that zips besides the rate of e mail, Torvalds supplies a heritage of his renegade software program whereas candidly revealing the quirky brain of a genius. the result's an engrossing portrayal of a guy with a progressive imaginative and prescient, who demanding situations our values and should switch our international.

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For high school graduation in Finland, you wear a fluffy white hat with a black band. There's a ceremony in which they hand out diplomas, and when you come home all your relatives are there with lots of champagne, flowers, and cake. And there's also a party for the entire class at a local restaurant. We did all that, and I guess I had fun, but I don't remember anything special about it. But ask me about the specs on my 68008-chip machine and I can rattle them off with total recall. 26 J u s t fo r F u n V I.

IV. Let's step back for a moment. Finland might be the hippest country on Earth right now, but centuries ago, it was little more than a stopover for Vikings as they "traded" with Constantinople. Later, when the neighboring Swedes wanted to pacify the Finns, they sent in English-born B ishop Henry, who arrived in the year 1 1 5 5 on a mission for the Catholic church. Those proselytizing Swedes manned the Finnish fortresses to ward off the Russians, and eventually won against the empire to our East in the struggle for control.

Shortly after my grandfather had his s t roke, Mormor didn't feel like taking care of herself. She was bedridden in a nursing , home for ten years with what she called "wooziness . " When she had been in the hospital for a couple of years, we moved into her 18 j u s t fo r F u n apartment. It was on the first floor of a solid old Russian-era build­ ing on Petersgatan, near the gracious park that lines Helsinki 's waterfront. There was a small kitchen and three bedrooms . Sara got the big bedroom.

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