Attitudes on Unix
Been talking to Steve regarding Windows vs. Linux, and he included the following and said “This quote pretty much sums up my attitude towards Unix…”
“I liken starting one’s computing career with Unix, say as
an undergraduate, to being born in East Africa. It is
intolerably hot, your body is covered with lice and flies,
you are malnourished and you suffer from numerous curable
diseases. But, as far as young East Africans can tell,
this is simply the natural condition and they live within it.
By the time they find out differently, it is too late.
They already think that the writing of shell scripts is
a natural act.”
– Ken Pier of Xerox PARC