Linus Torvalds, David Diamond - Just for Fun: The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary (2001)
English | MP3 64 kbps 44 KHz Stereo | 5 MP3s | 158 MB
The autobiography of a career computer programmer, even an unorthodox one, may sound less than enthralling, but this breezy account of the life of Linux inventor Torvalds not only lives up to its insouciant title, it provides an incisive look into the still-raging debate over open source code.
In his own words (interspersed with co-writer Diamond's tongue-in-cheek accounts of his interviews with the absentminded Torvalds), the programmer relates how it all started in 1981 with his grandfather back in Finland, who let him play around on a Vic 20 computer. At 11 years old, Torvalds was hooked on computers especially on figuring out how they ran and on improving their operating systems.