[Fsfe-ie] RMS BBC article: "It's not the Gates, it's the bars"

Ciaran O'Riordan 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]
> interview?
> http://www.dhanapalan.com/blog/2008/06/22/
> bill-gates-and-the-importance-of-source-code/
>     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!

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