Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Paperback)

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Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was a skinny unknown, just another nerdy Helsinki techie who had been fooling around with computers since childhood. Then he wrote a groundbreaking operating system and distributed it via the Internet -- for free. Today Torvalds is an international folk hero. And his creation LINUX is used by over 12 million people as well as by companies such as IBM.

Now, in a narrative that zips along with the speed of e-mail, Torvalds gives a history of his renegade software while candidly revealing the quirky mind of a genius. The result is an engrossing portrayal of a man with a revolutionary vision, who challenges our values and may change our world.

About the Author

the creator of the LINUX operating system and one of the leaders of the Open Source movement. He presently works at Transmeta Corp, a company that designs cutting edge microchips. Torvalds has a Maters in Computer Science from Helsinki University. He lives in Santa Clara,CA

David J. Diamond, Ph.D. is a co-founder of The Center for Reproductive Psychology in San Diego, California.

Diamond is the executive director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780066620732
ISBN-10: 0066620732
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Publication Date: June 4th, 2002
Pages: 262
Language: English