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Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Zurich, Switzerland

It’s been a long time since I published a blog of my travels.  Unfortunately, all the old blogs are lost forever, the victim of a flooded basement in 2002.

However, I leave for Zurich, Switzerland this Sunday for two weeks.  It’s a fairly heavily scheduled business trip, and I might have one day to look around.  But I’ll comment on the trip here. 

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 6:48 pm  

Friday, February 3, 2006

Bill Gates Gets Question Answered, 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, Bill Gates wrote a letter to the Homebrew Computer Club, accusing them of theft.  In this letter, Bill asks:

What hobbyist can put 3-man years into programming, finding all bugs, documenting his product and distribute for free?

Thirty years later, he has his answer:

– Linus Torvalds and another couple hundred
– Andrew Tridgell and another couple dozen
– Larry Wall and another couple thousand
– Marc Andreessen and who knows how many
– Repeat for several thousand other open source projects…

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 8:46 pm  

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