I agree with ya on Bill Gates.

Only thing lower is someone that promises the world, and tells ya it won't
cost a thing...  IMV.

I believe what I know, to the marrow of my bones.  Takes some things a while
to sink in...  Those are the one's I believe in...  Seen a lot of what I
took to be the truth, turn out to be otherwise.  Still do...


| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of James W. Kilgore
| Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 12:10 AM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: Linus/ESR hype (was RE: Changed to: Interactive Tax)
| Sounds a lot like sour grapes to me.
| Please explain to me how this differs in Bill Gates cashing in on
| the labor of
| others, in view of the fact that he (MS) has been sued by it's
| own employees?
| They were screwed, blued and tattooed!
| IMHO, a man that promises nothing is a whole lot more honest than
| a man that
| breaks every promise he makes.
| BTW, do you really believe everything you read?
| jt wrote:
| >
| >
| > I've seen press reports that Linus is considered God...
| >
| > He's a good marketer, and is far more subtle than that...
| Drinks a beer,
| > and comes across as a good ole boy...  But from what I've seen,
| he cashed in
| > on the labor of others.  Makes no difference to me that they
| *volunteered*
| > their efforts for the cause, and for Linus and ESR...
| >
| >
| > Seen reports that a lot of the press hates him, because he
| comes across as
| > an arrogant snot, to them...
| >
| > ICBW...  My impression was that he started at Transmeta 2 or 3
| years ago...
| > Either way, you figure he had any trouble finding a job...?
| >
| >
| > Is this any way to run a billion-dollar OS business?
| >
| > I do, but am neither as successful or grandiose as he is...
| I'm happy to
| > keep it that way, too...
| >
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