[Fsfe-ie] RMS BBC article: "It's not the Gates, it's the bars"
ciaran at fsfe.org
Fri Jul 4 15:01:59 CEST 2008
Forwarded from "Ken Guest" <ken at linux.ie>:
> I don't know if you spotted Sridhar Dhanapalan's observances of the BBC [video]
> Skip ahead to the 40 second mark, to the segment titled "How the teenage
> Gates and his friend Paul Allen got access to a computer". The story
> according to Gates was that he and his friends were allowed to hack on a
> company's computer "like monkeys" at night to find bugs. He spent hours
> reading manuals and experimenting to figure out this "fascinating puzzle".
> However, they were stuck at the "tinkering" stage until they stumbled
> across the source code in a rubbish bin. It was only then could the
> monkeys evolve.
> interesting, eh?
The more I think about it, that's hilarious!
Ciarán O'Riordan, +32 477 36 44 19, http://ciaran.compsoc.com/
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