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Comment: Re:Considered a solved problem? (Score 1) 742

by retiarius (#31889228) Attached to: Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers

Writing as a old fart, Unix (not the warmed-over clone called Linux)
was *itself* declared dead by Rob Pike in 1991, infamously with
the flip "Unix is not only dead, but it's starting to smell really bad".
Yet young whippersnapper Torvalds didn't listen, nor did
Sun Microsystems listen to Bill Joy and kept hacking on the
kernel (yes Solaris was already a solved problem called BSD).

All while the likes of Apple took the best extant Unix and built
something interesting upon it. Although already retired from
Unix/Linux world, trading all my shares in the likes of
SUNW / RHAT and their ilk for AAPL was "technically sweet",
(old term from J. Robert Oppenheimer).

Ideas that survive are ones which stand on the shoulders of
giants, in this case Ritchie and Thompson, not a bunch of
mere acolytes.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long