I just finished reading “Just for Fun” by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond and thought it would be nice to record the two paragraphs that I liked most in the book.
“What makes programming so engaging is that, while you can make the computer do what you want, you have to figure out how. Within the confines of the computer, you are the creator. If you are good enough, you can be God. On a small scale.” — Wow!!
“A lot of people believe in working long days and doing double,triple, or even quadruple shifts. I’m not one of them. Neither Transmeta nor Linux has ever gotten in the way of a good night’s sleep. In fact, if you want to know the honest truth, I’m a firm believer in sleep. Some people think that’s just being lazy, but I want to throw my pillow at them. I have a perfectly valid excuse, and I’m standing by it: You may lose a few hours of your productive daytime if you sleep, oh, say, ten hours a day, but those few hours when you are awake, you are alert and your brain functions on all six cylinders. Or four or whatever.” — Surprising, because this is the reasoning I give whenever someone complains that I m sleeping too much 🙂