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Operating Systems

Journal Journal: he alone will be fully able

If unwarned by my example, any man shall undertake and shall succeed in really constructing an engine ... upon difference principles or by simpler means, I have no fear of leaving my reputation in his charge, for he alone will be fully able to appreciate the nature of my efforts and the value of their results.

Operating Systems

Journal Journal: wildness of the schemes

Some of my critics have amused their readers with the wildness of the schemes I have occasionally thrown out; and I myself have sometimes smiled along with them. Perhaps it were wiser for present reputation to offer nothing but profoundly meditated plans, but I do not think knowledge will be most advanced by that course; such sparks may kindle the energies of other minds more favorably circumstanced for pursuing the enquiries.

Operating Systems

Journal Journal: Feeble Minds

I fear the people madly attempting to stop by their feeble arms the momentum of our enormous train.


Journal Journal: Bloat

Linux gains market share like a corpse bloating in the sunshine.


Journal Journal: The vacuum of time

Those whose minds are entirely unoccupied receive Linux with satisfaction, as filling up the vacuum of time.

A rock store eventually closed down; they were taking too much for granite.